Crockpot Spiced Apple Cider has a wonderful blend of flavors and has just the right amount of spice. Simply add the apple cider, orange with cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks and fresh sliced ginger into the crockpot and heat until your guests arrive.
I am loving the cider this year. Warms me right up and it just so tasty! Not to mention how amazing the apartment smells all day from this recipe. I wish I could make it everyday. I bet there’s a Yankee Candle that smells like this, right? They have every smell there. Now, I need to go there. And you have to go, unless you know what you want. But if you’re like me, I need to smell every candle before making a decision. It’s a 110-150 hours of burning commitment. Not something to be taken lightly. [Slight tangent – back to the cider.] Most of the time I prefer my cider just warmed , but every once in a while I like to give it a little kick. Here are two of my other favorite ways to enjoy my cider:
Spike the Cider
Hot Spiced Cider with Fireball
2 ounces Fireball Whiskey
4 ounces warm apple cider
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
1 fresh apple slice (optional)
Directions: Mix Fireball and cider in a mug. Garnish with everything or nothing.
Hot Spiced Cider with Rum
1.25 ounces Rum
6 ounces warm apple cider
Directions: Mix Rum and cider in a mug. Enjoy!
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 orange, quartered
- 3-4 cinnamon sticks
- 2 nutmeg, whole
- 20 cloves, whole
- 1 inch fresh ginger, sliced
- Using a toothpick, poke holes in the rinds of each quartered orange and place a clove in each hole, 5 per quarter.
- Pour the apple cider into the crockpot to be at least ¾ full.
- Add in the oranges with cloves, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and fresh ginger.
- Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil, about 2 to 2½ hours.
- Once the cider is boiling, reduce the heat to low and continue to heat for another 2 hours or more before serving.
- To reheat if cold, turn the crockpot to high until heated.