Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider

An old family recipe I invented a few years ago.

Hot Apple CiderAn old family recipe I invented a few years ago.


  • CourseDrink
  • CuisineAmerican
  • Yield12 servings 12 serving
  • Cooking Time4 hoursPT4H0M
  • Total Time4 hoursPT4H0M


Unfiltered apple juice
1 Gallon
Brown sugar
1/4 Cup
Freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon
Ginger powder
1/4 Teaspoon
Large orange
Medium cinnamon sticks
Whole cloves
Rum or brandy


  1. Stick cloves into orange, spreading them out evenly around the orange. Slice the orange four times so some of the juice will come out while it cooks.
  2. Pour gallon of apple juice into a large pot. Bring to a low boil.
  3. Add brown sugar, freshly ground nutmeg, ginger powder, cinnamon sticks, and clove-filled orange.
  4. Simmer for four hours on low heat.
  5. While serving, pour about a half shot of rum or brandy into each mug before pouring in one cup of cider.