Hot Spiced Cider

Hot Spiced CiderRecipe
Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins
In addition to familiar lemon and cinnamon notes, molasses gives this cider a sweet kick.


Makes 9 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Nutritional Information

Calories 163
Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 16 mg


2 quarts apple cider
1/2 cup molasses
4 lemon slices, cut in half
12 whole cloves
2 (2-inch) cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup lemon juice
Garnishes: cinnamon sticks,lemon wedges, whole cloves


Bring cider and next 4 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.

Remove cinnamon sticks and cloves with a slotted spoon; stir in lemon juice. Garnish, if desired.