Orange Spiced Cider

Orange Spiced Cider Recipe
Deliciously sweet with a kick of tart flavor, this rich spiced cider has all the flavor elements you want for your next winter party.


Makes 8 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


1 (64-oz.) bottle apple cider
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 orange, cut into wedges
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon whole allspice
Dash ground nutmeg
1/2 cup dark rum (optional)
Garnishes: cinnamon sticks, dried persimmon slices


1. Bring first 7 ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a container, discarding solids. Stir in rum, if desired. Garnish, if desired, and serve warm.


For a kid-friendly treat, omit the rum.