The apple trees in northwest Pennsylvania are loaded right now. I picked 5 bushels of apples in under a half an hour today. My son is going to press cider with them tomorrow, so I thought I better round up some apple cider drink recipes.
HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER ON THE STOVE
If you don’t have a cider press, but would like to make your own cider from scratch, Gimme Some Oven shows you how. The prep work is actually very fast because you don’t have to worry about peeling and coring the apples. Just let the spices do the work on the oven for a few hours as you enjoy the aroma.
HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER IN A CROCKPOT
You can also make cider in a crockpot. The Frugal Girls show you how to let your slow cooker cook down the apples after throwing everything in a slow cooker. Wouldn’t that be nice to come home to a nice glass of warm cider after a tough day at work?
HOT MULLED CIDER ON THE STOVE
If you already have a gallon of cider, skip right to this recipe for hot mulled cider. It’s an excellent recipe from Bobby Flay of the Food Network.
HOT MULLED CIDER IN A CROCKPOT
Tasty Kitchen tells you how to make hot mulled cider in your crockpot. Just set it, and forget it. Ten minutes of prep time plus two hours of slow cooking will behold one of autumn’s most classic beverages.
HOT APPLE CIDER CINNAMON SPICE MIX
If you want to put together a jar of spice mix for mulling cider, try this recipe from Savory Nothings. Stir the spice mix into hot cider, apple juice, or red wine for a wonderful warm drink. Put the spice mix in a jar and you have a terrific gift.
CARAMEL APPLE CIDER LIKE STARBUCKS®
Caramel Apple Cider can be expensive by the cup! But not if you make your own. This copycat recipe from My Frugal Adventures does a very good job of replicating this popular Starbucks product.
SWEET CREAM CARAMEL APPLE CIDER
If you like to add flavored cream to your coffee, you’ll love this creamy caramel apple cider recipe from I Heart Naptime. Doesn’t the whip cream on top make you want a cup right this minute?
APPLE CIDER FLOATS
This is the simplest cider recipe ever – and one of the most delicious. Alyssa from What cooking, Love? combined cider and vanilla ice cream to make delicious floats. Add a little caramel ice cream topping and cinnamon to really impress your loved ones.
HOT APPLE CIDER – ADULTS ONLY!
Add caramel vodka to a gallon of spiced cider and you have a wonderful adult beverage. Black Today gives you a recipe for this smooth, sweet cocktail.
APPLE CIDER MIMOSAS
Becky, The Cookie Rookie, shows you how to make simple apple cider mimosas for the gang. Do you know what spirit is the base for mimosas? Champagne!
APPLE CIDER SANGRIAS
You add wine and brandy to cider to make these delightful Apple Cider Sangrias. You can even try ginger brandy in this recipe from How Sweet It Is.
HARD APPLE CIDER – THE EASY WAY
When I was little, my brothers found a gallon of very old cider in the basement. Ooooh-eeeee, that was nasty stuff. Believe me, I didn’t feel any effects of the alcohol because I couldn’t get it past my nose! Fortunately, this hard apple cider recipe from Self Reliant School makes a smooth batch of hard cider that you’ll easily get past your nose.
APPLE PIE MOONSHINE ON THE STOVE
Whiskey lovers will love this easy recipe for apple pie moonshine from Wide Open Spaces. You boil up some cider, sugar and spices, then add whiskey after you take it off the stove.
APPLE PIE MOONSHINE IN THE CROCKPOT
This apple pie moonshine recipe from DIY Home Sweet Home is made in a crockpot. After it’s done, keep it warm in the crockpot for the perfect party beverage.
I’m planning to make several kinds of drinks for this year’s halloween party, so I better try out each of these apple cider drink recipes to see which ones I like best. Maybe I’ll head over to my son’s house to help him press so I can take some cider home with me and get started!