Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

Versatile and rich in Vitamin C, citrus fruits can stand alone as fresh, delicious snacks, add a tangy twist to any meal or drink, or offer a pop of color to a beautiful plate.

Ranging from tart to sweet, each unique variety offers its own health benefits.

Spiced Apple Cider

Recipe by Nutrition World
0.0 from 0 votes
Course: BeverageCuisine: American



    Spiced apple cider is great warm or cold and it's the perfect winter cocktail with a splash of dark rum and a cinnamon stick garnish.


    • 4 cups

      freshly pressed apple juice (not from concentrate)

    • 1 cup


    • ½

      orange, sliced into discs

    • 1 inch

      piece of ginger, sliced

    • 2

      cinnamon sticks

    • 3

      whole cloves

    • ¼ teaspoon


    • teaspoon


    • 1 tablespoon

      maple syrup (optional)


    • In a large pot, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for about 5 minutes. 

    • Cover pot, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. 

    • Line a collander with cheesecloth and strain the cider. 

    • Serve warm. Spike with dark rum for a tasty cocktail.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    • Calories – 167 | Total Fat – 1g | Saturated Fat – 0g | Sodium – 14mg | Carbohydrate – 42g | Dietary Fiber – 5g | Sugar – 32g | Protein – 1g

    Facts about Citrus Fruits

    Get Creative!

    • Squeeze lemon/lime juice over salads, fish, or chicken
    • Add mandarins for a bold salad
    • Chop grapefruit into a salsa or blend and whip up a fresh vinaigrette dressing

    Nutrition Breakdown

    • High in Vitamin C (one contains almost 100% of your recommended daily value)
    Mandarin Oranges:
    • High in Vitamins A and C
    • One contains about 90% of your recommended daily value of Vitamin C and 30% of Vitamin A
    • High in dietary fiber
    • High in Vitamin C (one contains more than 100% of  your recommended daily value)
    • High in Vitamin A and dietary fiber

    Get access to the next issue before it hits the stands!