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Homemade hot and spicy apple cider by The petite cook

Homemade Hot Apple Cider

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: English
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Homemade Hot Apple Cider is the best boozy drink to keep yourself warm and happy during the winter holidays.
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  • 16 cups pure apple juice or fresh apple cider
  • 4 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 star anise


  • Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Pour through a fine strainer or sieve into serving cups or a large bowl.
  • Add a splash of rum if you like, or keep it on the side for your guests to add.
  • Enjoy!