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Make Your Own Spiced Cider

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x


Skip the drive-thru and make your own spiced cider at home. Just a few ingredients leave your kitchen smelling like fall!


  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 4 strips (3 x 1/2 in each) orange zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick, cracked
  • 1 vanilla bean, split (or 12 tsp extract)


  1. In a medium saucepan over moderate heat, combine the ingredients; bring mixture to a boil. Remove the saucepan from heat and let stand 30 minutes to steep. Remove and discard the spices.
  2. Return the saucepan to low heat and slowly cook until the cider begins to steam. Ladle the cider into mugs, wait 3-5 minutes, and serve.


Recipe adapted from Homemade

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Beverages
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: spiced cider, homemade spiced cider