Best Apple Cider Sipper

Cozy up and snuggle with a mug of hot the Best Apple Cider Sipper spiked with apricot nectar, orange lemon juices, wee bit of sugar, and fall spices.  Place all these ingredients in a large crock pot with cinnamon sticks, ground all spice, cloves and nutmeg then stand back and wait for the great reviews.

Serving this beverage in a crock pot or decorative coffee urn will allow your guests to self serve.  To garnish this sipper provide whipped cream, caramel drizzle, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and cinnamon sticks as stirrers.

Perfect sipper for autumn entertaining.  Pair this beverage with pumpkin donut holes, snicker doodle cookies, a fall trail mix  and cracker jack.

Apple Cider Recipe



Best Apple Cider Sipper

If you want to make this into a tea, add 4 large family style tea bags to the recipe.  Serve with Cinnamon sticks.

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20 -6 ounce cups 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: cook top/crock pot
  • Cuisine: American



1 gallon apple cider

111 ounce apricot nectar

2 cups sugar

2 cups orange juice, Valencia tested

4 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed

34 cinnamon sticks

2 teaspoons ground all spice

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cardemon- optional

Garnish: fresh whipped cream, caramel sauce, cinnamon sticks, sliced oranges and lemons, ground cinnamon and nutmeg in shakers.


  1. In large dutch oven, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer until guests arrive.
  3. Pour heated cider into crock pot or decorative coffee urn.
  4. Serve with garnishes for serve service.


Can be made ahead and reheated an hour before guests arrive. Keep any leftovers in refrigerator.

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Apple Cider Recipe

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