Hot Spiced Cider

Hot Spiced Cider


1 litre (4 cups) of apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
1 teaspoon allspice berries
10 cloves
1 orange, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons honey


1. Pour the apple cider into a saucepan.

2. Add the cinnamon sticks, star anise, allspice berries, cloves, orange zest and juice, and honey.

3. Bring to a simmer over low heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Serve in mugs or cups, with or without the spices.

Potential changes & improvements

– For a sweeter cider, add more honey.
– For a spicier cider, add more cinnamon, cloves, or allspice berries.
– For a less sweet cider, use less honey or add a splash of lemon juice.

What other food it works well with

– Hot spiced cider goes well with desserts such as apple pie or crumble, or Christmas pudding.

Common Mistakes

– Adding too much honey can make the cider too sweet.
– Adding too many spices can make the cider too spicy.

Nutritional Information


– Honey
– Orange

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