Apple cider is the perfect cool weather drink. Fruity but not overly sweet, it lends the perfect base for spice mixes and other bold-flavored ingredients. Skip store-bought cider mixes, which can be full of added sugars and preservatives. Instead, make yourself a custom drink by choosing a bold spice blend and adding ingredients like ginger or cranberry. Whether you choose a dry cider or a bubbly bottle, these hard recipes will be a hit at your next Fall or Winter get-together. If wanting a kid-friendly version, just substitute in alcohol-free cider.
Apple-Cranberry Holiday Wassail
From spiked versions with rum to dressed up varieties infused with citrus, you'll love these recipes for homemade apple cider.
After slowly simmering, unattended, for several hours, this spice-infused cocktail is party ready. Serve straight from the crock (set temperature to "warm"). The drink will stay warm without cooking off the alcohol.