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spiced apple cider

Warm, spiced apple cider is just about the best drink to enjoy on a cool fall night. It’s cozy and full of cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom – not to mention a good splash of bourbon. What’s not to like?

Spiced Apple Cider |

I am sprinting head first into Fall and not looking back. Cocktail Friday is here once again and with it I’m sharing another cool weather classic: Spiced Apple Cider with bourbon. Living in NW Ohio, we are graced with some pretty fabulous local apple orchards, not only here in Ohio, but in SE Michigan.

Every year we head to the orchard and gather up some apples as well as several jugs of fresh apple cider and a few dozen homemade apple cider donuts. You simply cannot beat the fresh donuts from the orchard.

In fact, when I was in the hospital after having the Baby (her birthday is in October), in lieu of flowers, my sister brought me a dozen fresh Apple Cider donuts from the local orchard. Seriously? Who would pick flowers over donuts? Not this girl.

Spiced Apple Cider |

Anywho, back to the subject at hand: Spiced Apple Cider. It’s rare that we have any kind of party in the fall that doesn’t include a large pot of simmering, spiced apple cider. The spices vary somewhat, depending on what I’ve got on hand. This year, I thought it would be great to throw a fresh vanilla bean along with some classic cinnamon sticks and a pinch of my beloved cardamom.

If you know me, you know that I’m fairly obsessed with cardamom lately.

Spiced Apple Cider |

And because it’s Cocktail Friday, this lovely amber drink wouldn’t be complete without a healthy dose of bourbon.

Just thinking about it makes me want to throw on my fingerless mittens and snuggle into a cup – complete with Instagram selfie. Not that I’m one for selfies, but if I was, they would totally include me, plaid flannel and some sort of apple cider. Or coffee. And leaves. And a pumpkin or two.

This could take a while. So while I plan out this epic Fall selfie, head on over to My Baking Addiction to get my complete recipe and method for making this super simple Spiced Apple Cider recipe.

Warm Spiced Cider |

Want more apple cocktail goodness? Check out my other favorite apple inspired cocktails:

Spiked Caramel Apple Cider |

Spiked Caramel Apple Cider

Cranberry Apple Cider Cocktail

Cranberry Apple Cider Cocktail

Apple Sangria |

Apple Sangria

Rum Cider |

Rum Cider

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9 comments on “spiced apple cider”

  1. Headed to my college town this weekend for a football game, kickoff is at 11am, and I could totally use one of these to warm my soul, and get my day started RIGHT.

  2. Yum! Apple cider is my favorite and even better with a little bourbon in it :-).

  3. This looks like the perfect fall cocktail.

  4. What a perfect, quintessential fall recipe! I can practically smell the spices and am officially ready for an apple cider doughnut to go with it. 🙂

  5. I didn’t realize how easy it was to make apple cider! This looks amazing!

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