Fall Drink Recipe: Hot Spiced Drunken Apple Cider

by | Oct 2020

Enjoy sharing warm spiced apple cider with friends on cool autumn day


Join cider and wine for a warm autumnal beverage.

If a trip to an apple orchard yields a sweetly tart purchase of apple cider, be sure to save some for a batch of “drunken” cider.

Hot Spiced Drunken Apple Cider

  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 3/4 bottle of Gewurztraminer (or other white wine, which is not too dry)
  • 4 to 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 to 5 cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries (or apple cubes)

Put the cider and spices in a pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes. When on low heat, add the wine. Do not boil again, so the alcohol won’t evaporate too much; just let it warm. Add the cranberries, and simmer for a few more minutes until they color the liquid a bit.



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