Spiked Cider with a Cinnamon Sugar Rim

November 26, 2013

This time of year we all want nothing more than to be curled up next to a fire with a hot beverage. While we may not all be lucky enough to have a fireplace, you can still cozy up with a mug of this warm & spicy spiked cider. This recipe is very simple, with only a few ingredients, and can easily be made into a larger batch for guests. Happy Thanksgiving, gals!

spiked cider

Spiked Cider with a Cinnamon Sugar Rim

Makes 2 cocktails

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 oz bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon sugar
  1. Warm the cider on the stovetop with the cinnamon sticks until it’s very warm and reduced slightly. This should take about 15 minutes over low heat.
  2. Pour the cinnamon sugar on a plate. Just barely dip the rim of your glasses in the cider, then dip it in the sugar.
  3. Add the 2 oz bourbon or whiskey to each glass and top with the cider.
  4. Garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick and enjoy!

What’s your favorite cold-weather beverage?


P.S. This cider will give you a case of “warm soup belly” (HIMYM fans?). You’ve been warned. :)