12 Warm Winter Ciders to Sip This Winter
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12 Warm Winter Ciders to Sip This Winter

When the cold, rain and snow hits, there are a few things that can make us feel better. Cozy blankets, crackling fires and maybe a little liquor. And the perfect accompaniment to all of those things is a tall mug of cider with plenty of spice.

To get at the cider-filled spirit of the season, we have 12 recipes that you’ll be eager to try through the months ahead. Warm them up, drink them cold or heck, add a little of your favorite alcohol to them. After all, there’s nothing better than a hot boozy drink to help you wind down after a long cold day.

1. Apple Cider Rum Old Fashioned: The classic gets a twist thanks to ginger liqueur and golden rum, but the real star may be the apple cider ice cubes that give this drink its sweet flavor. (via Dine X Design)

2. Cranberry Apple Cider Cocktail: Got any leftover cranberry sauce in the fridge? Whip up this cocktail, and you’ve got the perfect winter drink. (via Lynsey Loves Food)

3. Warm Vanilla Cider: This drink is really more of a dessert thanks to the added whipped cream and honeyed walnuts. Omit the booze for a delicious kid-friendly treat. (via Martha Stewart)

4. Cider, Thyme, and Tonic Mocktail: A little sour, a little sweet and a little bitter, this mocktail could easily be made into a great party drink with the addition of gin or vodka. (via Offbeat and Inspired)

5. Bourbon Apple Cider with Orange: Drink this bright cider cold on a warm autumn day or warm it up for a chilly night. You’ve got the best of both worlds with this one. (via Food, Fashion and Fun)

6. Apple Cider Shandy: In our minds, this mix of beer and cider is just begging to be served alongside some brats at a tailgate. Don’t you agree? (via Back to Her Roots)

7. Young Buck: This drink is a little work-intensive if you make the hibiscus simple syrup from scratch, but trust us, it’s worth it. We suggest making a big batch and serving as a punch to a crowd. (via Serious Eats)

8. Apple Cider Hot Toddy: Nothing warms up a gal quite like a hot toddy. Instead of rum, this recipe uses Calvados, a liquor made from apples, to really pack in that fruit flavor. (via Treats and Eats)

9. Gluhwein: Also known as German mulled wine, you can let this mix of cider, vino and spices simmer on your stove, filling your kitchen with delicious smells. (via Tidy Mom)

10. Apple Cider Marshmallows: Okay, now we know this isn’t a drink exactly, but just picture how good these would taste floating in a mug of hot apple cider. Yeah, exactly. (via Lark & Linen)

11. Smokey Scotch and Cider Cocktail: A dark, smokey and peaty scotch is the key to this recipe, so make sure to invest in some of the good stuff. (via A Happier Sebastian)

12. Hard Pumpkin Cider Floats: Let’s finish with dessert! This is the perfect autumn take on a classic summer treat, though we’d also dare to swap out the regular caramel sauce for some rich salted caramel instead. (via Ever Mine)

Are visions of warm, cider-filled mugs floating through your head? Which is these recipes do you want to try? Tell us in the comments below!