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Hard Cider Recipe

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Best Hard Cider Recipe

The holidays are fast approaching and everyone has Christmas parties, presents and recipes on their mind.  Here is a fabulous hard cider recipe that you can make this Holiday season.  Get into the “spirits” of things with this awesome hard cider recipe that has been handed down for generations.  If you are going to spice up your party this year; there’s no better way than with this hard cider recipe.  Serve it with a recipe for buckwheat pancakes and it would taste good!

Holiday parties are a great time to serve up hard cider.  Everyone is in good spirits when there is hot hard cider to enjoy.  Relax, throw a party and enjoy the company and the joy of the season.  Serve all your favorite desserts alongside this hot hard cider.  Cookies, cakes, and sweet breads are a great compliment to your hard cider recipe.  Serve your hard cider at dessert time with all your favorite sweet treat recipes.  Enjoy the season with friends, family and your favorite spirits.

Easy Hard Cider Recipe

Brewing Hard Cider: part 1A simple hard cider recipe to make for parties and special occasion is just what you need to make everything complete.  A good hard cider recipe shows class and sophistication.  It’s a wonderful drink to serve for Christmas parties and so easy to make.  A quick and easy recipe for a hard cider will make a party better.  There are so many things you can do with this recipe for hard cider.  Serve it with Mexican food, Italian food or Thai food.

The aroma of warm apples fills the home and raises spirits when you make a hard cider recipe.   The sweet, comforting scent reminds you of home and holidays.  There’s no better way to enjoy your holiday parties and get-togethers than with this hard cider recipe.

Decorate the hall; light up the tree and get into the spirit of the holidays.  Light the candles sing your favorite songs and tell your favorite Christmas stories over a hot cup of apple cider.  There’s nothing more relaxing than just enjoying the company of loved ones with some good spirits.

Hard Cider Recipe


  • 2 quarts unsweetened apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3+ inches long)
  • 2 oranges, thinly sliced (or 1 large orange)


  1. In a large saucepan, mix apple cider, honey, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer mixture for 5-8 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Once apple cider has cooled, pour through a sieve to remove spices.
  4. Re-heat apple cider to a safe drinking temperature.
  5. Place a slice of orange in each serving mug. Ladle the warm cider into the mugs and serve.

Number of servings (yield): 6

Container: 2-1/2 quart beverage pitcher
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

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