The best Spiked Apple Cider recipes

After mentioning my spiked apple cider in another post, I received a bunch of emails about seems I wasn't specific enough, and I was trying to that makes sense. However, since there is so much interest in my recipe, I thought I'd give you the run down on all my favorite spiked cider recipes. 

In all my years working in bars and restaurants I truly enjoyed coming up with new concoctions for seasonal menus, and fall was no different. I would often add liquors to hot apple cider for a yummy winter warm up! You can add everything from caramel to orange, red wine or rum. There are so many great combinations to choose from, here are a few of my favorites!

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First I like to start with a jug of fresh apple cider, but since that's not always in season a packet of apple cider mix will do. You can buy it in regular or sugar free. Warm up the cider and pour into a mug, or prepare the mix as instructed on the package. This is where you can get creative! You can make any one of these flavors by adding different liqueurs. 

Fire Cider
1oz Fireball whiskey

Poison apple
1/2oz whiskey, fill with apple cider. Drizzle 1/2 oz Campari into glass slowly so it settles on the bottom.

Caramel apple:
1oz Butterscotch schnapps, or Caramel vodka

Orange~Apple Cider:
1oz Grand Mariner 

Spiced Apple cider:
1oz Captain Morgans spiced rum

Green Apple:
1oz Apple Pucker schnapps 

Cinnamon Apple:
1oz Cinnamon schnapps

Jersey Cider:
1oz AppleJack liquor

Apple pie:
1/2oz Tauca and 1/2oz Vanilla vodka 

Witches Brew:
1oz Red wine and cloves

Bonus: Spiced Pumpkin apple
1oz Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie vodka 

While I would love to give you an exact amount of liquor to add....I'm going to go with 'add liquor to taste'. If you were in a bar/restaurant they would add about 1 shot or 1oz of liquor. 

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I like to add a Cinnamon stick or pumpkin spice marshmallows. I'm not a huge fan of whipped cream in these, but if that's your thing then give it a try! You can also drizzle a little bit of caramel in your mug first for a little extra flavor. Enjoy!


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  1. Great list ya got there! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter tomorrow! Have a great week!

  2. Yummmmmmmm we just enjoyed a mug of hot cider but we've got to add one of these next time! :)