The ABCs of Fall: A is for Apple Cider! | NESHEAHOLIC

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The ABCs of Fall: A is for Apple Cider!

I find apple cider to be the PERFECT fall beverage. You can drink it cold, but even better, you can drink it warm, and even better than that, you can drink it warm, with some alcohol added lol. Hot apple cider with some rum makes the perfect "hot toddy" when you are sick in the fall/winter as well.

Here is a recipe for spiked cider from Racheal Ray, very simple and delicious:



  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 shots apple brandy
  • Optional garnishes: Mugs rimmed with sugar, orange twists, freshly grated nutmeg, or whipped cream


Heat cider with cloves and cinnamon. Pour a shot of apple brandy into a mug and fill with cider.

What's your favorite fall beverage?

Stay tuned for more ABCs of Fall! :-)



  1. YUM! I love cider. I like mine nice and warm with caramel in it! :-)

  2. @ Sam Peeps - OMG! How have I never thought to put caramel in?! I LOVE apples and caramel!

  3. Yum! Besides coffee, hot apple drinks are my favorite in the fall too. I'm loving Caribou Coffee's hot apple blast right now...Sweet!

  4. @MerelyMarie - ooh, that sounds good! I have to see if they have it in a K-cup version for the Keurig!

  5. mmmm, i freaking LOVE apple cider. fall is my fave season, get all the warm hearty treats :D

    Vonnie of

  6. Love the idea! I just started it on my blog and told everyone where I got the idea! :)

  7. @Shellsea- thanks so much! If I don't hurry up, I'll have to start the ABC's of WINTER lol


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