Spiced Apple Cider

Spiced Apple Cider by claireabellemakes

We will be taking mugs of this hot Spiced Apple Cider out tonight while we watch the fireworks in Cambridge along the river.

For Guy Fawkes night in the UK (5th November), we mark the tradition by attending a fireworks display and eating stew, crusty bread and baked potatoes toΒ keep warm and cosy.

Spiced Apple Cider

(makes one jug to serve 4-6 people)

  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • lemon slices to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking for 10 minutes. Strain through a sieve and serve in warm glasses. Garnish with lemon slices.

This is a super sweet version, but I love it. You could add some alcohol of your choice if you wanted to.

What are your Bonfire Night traditions?


Sew Chatty

12 thoughts on “Spiced Apple Cider

  1. Sounds yummy Claire! I’ve done spiced cider before but with cider, not apple juice. This one’s suitable for the children too – poorly 10yo may well like this.

  2. This sounds so nice! I don’t drink much alcohol either. In Frankfurt they have “apple wine” which is basically apple cider, so this might be a way to spruce it up! I can only have a small glass though, before I start feeling ill.

    In Japan, the word “cider” actually means lemonade. πŸ˜‰

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