Unpack the fuzzy socks and grab your coziest blanket — apple cider season has arrived. Whether you like it spiced, spiked or plain and simple, here are ways to warm up with the taste of fall in a cup.
Spiced Apple Cider
Make this hot and bubbly stovetop apple cider when you’re expecting guests — the smell of all those cloves simmering away with cinnamon and star anise will blow them away.
Hot Mulled Cider
Though it may seem counterintuitive, a hot cocktail can help calm your cold. Alcohol expands blood vessels allowing immune cells to rush in while lemon juice delivers vitamin C and honey soothes the throat. Cheers!
Slow Cooker Hard Cider
The same great appliance that delivers weeknight stews can also play bartender at your next soiree. Preserve this big batch cocktail’s potency by adding in the gin right before guests arrive.
The Bourbon Apple Cider
A cinnamon-sugar rim adds some sweet sparkle to this bourbon-infused, apple cider and seltzer cocktail.
Spooky Apple Cider Punch
Shrunken apple heads swim around in this spooky apple cider spiced with cinnamon sticks and cloves. It’s a refreshing and fun way to serve up some punch! The recipe doesn’t call for alcohol, but you can easily add a splash of bourbon or rum to your Halloween sipper.
Get the Spooky Apple Cider Punch
Drunk Uncle Cider Cocktails
Inspired by the popular SNL skit, this boozy gin and mulled cider cocktail is mixed in a cocktail shaker and garnished with lime, ground cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.
Cloves, allspice and cinnamon will have your home smelling like Autumn in no time. Add thinly sliced oranges to the pot or serve them in glasses for a decorative touch.
Apple Cider Punch
Punch is both festive and effortless for large holiday parties, and this refreshingly fruity drink can be prepared early in the day and brought out right when your guests arrive.
Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to stir up a big seasonally-inspired pitcher of sangria — the perfect way to kick-off the cold-weather season.
Apple Cider Shandy
This easy cocktail pairs up lager and sparkling apple cider for a sweet, bubbly, refreshing beverage. Obsessed with apple cider? Try making this warm, cider-flavoured coffee cake for your New Year’s morning brunch.
Algoma Apple Martini
Fresh cider is best for this fall take on a classic cocktail.