Warm Spiced Cider Cocktail

A warm spiced cider cocktail is garnished with a single cinnamon stick for a simplistic, stunning presentation.

Colin's fabulous take on the traditional holiday drink.


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
  • 2 4-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger


In a large saucepan over low heat, combine the cider and spices and heat for 30 minutes. Strain the cider and discard the spices. (At this point, you can let cool, store in an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.) Serve warm. 

Slow-Cook Option: Combine the ingredients in a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker and heat on low for 3 to 4 hours, until warmed through. 

-Colin Cowie

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