By Marilyn La Jeunesse

Published on October 27, 2016

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There’s no better time than winter to cozy up with a warm glass of hot apple cider, but sometimes you need a change. Here are 15 warm cider recipes you’ll crave all winter.

apple cider hot toddy

This cocktail combines two wintertime classics into one steaming hot cup of deliciousness. It’s the perfect “Friday night sit by the fireplace” drink to warm up with during the dead of winter.

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apple cider sangria

Sangria isn’t just for the summertime, and this recipe proves it. Filled with fresh apples and an entire bottle of white wine, this boozy winter cocktail is served on ice — because we all know California winters aren’t really cold.

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spiked mulled cider

Whiskey pairs nicely with a cup of steaming hot cider. Grab your favorite novel, curl up with a blanket, and sip this spiced cocktail from the comfort of your cozy couch. Talk about a perfect winter night.

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hot cider nog

Forget eggnog, this year it’s all about the hot cider nog — a creamy concoction that’s sure to make any cold night infinitely better. Pair with some gooey apple pie and enjoy.

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chai spiced apple cider

Sometimes all you need in your life is a nice cup of apple cider. But not just any cup of apple cider — chai spiced cider that is both aromatic and delectable. And if you don’t want to fuss with making the whole recipe, steep a tea bag in a mug of apple cider for the same powerful flavor.

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caramel apple cider

Forget Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Cider, and cozy up with this homemade version instead. Slated as tasting like warm apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream, it’s really hard not to imbibe this sweet winter drink every single night.

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cranberry apple cider cocktail

Bring a little bit of fall to a harsh, snowy winter. Grab your freshest apples and get ready to enjoy a boozy cocktail fit for any holiday party.

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two-ingredient apple cider mimosas

All you need for these brunch-worthy winter drinks is apple cider and champagne. Make some pumpkin spiced waffles and sip these boozy creations from the cozy warmth of your own home.

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spiced pear & ginger cocktail

What’s better than a glass of pear cider? A drunken version of a wintertime favorite with a bit of a kick. Make a pitcher and share — or keep it to yourself, we won’t judge. It’s really that good.

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crock pot apple pear cider

Apple meets pear in this simple, earthy recipe to create a delicious melding of two comforting flavors. Put the recipe on before heading out for the day so that you can come home and enjoy a warm cup of deliciousness.

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(spiked) maple apple cider

Grab some maple flavored whiskey and your favorite coffee mug, and get ready to enjoy an epic wintertime cocktail. The comforting flavors of maple mix beautifully with the tang of the apple cider to create the perfect seasonal beverage.

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caramel apple cider floats

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy ice cream! Break out the Ben and Jerry’s and some homemade caramel sauce, because it’s time to enjoy a sip of summer during the winter.

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vanilla bean caramel apple cider sparkling cocktail

The recipe name might be a mouthful, but it’s worth the time it takes to say it, because this flavorful beverage is delectable — and oh-so boozy. We’d like to argue that it’s the perfect cocktail for a New Year’s Eve ball.

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rummy spiced cider

Save this recipe for a snow day. Put on your favorite Netflix show, grab a cup of this rum-filled cider, and relax. The cider will do the rest.

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mulled apple cider

This recipe puts a favorable spin on a winter classic. Mulled wine is taken to a whole new level thanks to the addition of apple cider. Make this recipe virgin by removing the wine so the whole family can enjoy.