Non Alcoholic Apple Cider

My last post may have also been a lovely warming drink (Spicy Nutella Hot Chocolate)Ā but when the colder weather starts to roll in there is nothing better than snuggling up in your pyjamas with the fire roaring on full blast and a hot drink in your hand. My non alcoholic apple cider is a fruity warming little spicy number to help keep the cold at bay.

Non Alcoholic Apple Cider

Ā A Little Spicy

All the spices in this drink are wintery warming spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and star anise. They combine to give this lovely apple juice a warming smooth flavour that you will not be able to resist. I haven’t used mass amounts of these spices in this drink but you can always up the amounts if you like your drink with a more fiery kick.

Non Alcoholic Apple Cider

Perfect for Bonfire Night

If you are British then no doubt come November 5th you will be standing outside oohing and ahhing at some fireworks and possibly standing near a bonfire, this will be the perfect drink for you and your little ones to enjoy and keep warm with. If you are making this for an adult only party there is nothing to stop you adding in a little apple brandy to give it a little more flare šŸ˜‰ but I really like the non alcoholic version as well it keeps it fully family friendly.

Non Alcoholic Apple Cider

But you don’t have to just keep this for Bonfire Night, on any wintery night this will be a welcome addition to help keep you warm and you know what? It’s healthy too, I have not added in any additional sweeteners to this drink. My apple juice was 100% pressed apple and not from concentrate with no added sweeteners. If this is not sweet enough for you I would suggest adding a half teaspoon of honey or maple syrup to your cup. Try and keep the refined sugars at bay šŸ˜€

Non Alcoholic Apple Cider

So lets welcome winter with open arms and a warm mug of apple cider šŸ˜€

Non Alcoholic Apple Cider
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A warming mildly spicy apple cider. A warm sugar free fruity drink to help keep those winter blues at bay.
Recipe type: Jams / Sauces / Drinks
Cuisine: British
Serves: 1 litre (4 and ½ cups)
  • 1 litre of good quality cloudy apple juice, (4 and ½ cups)
  • 1 7.5 centermeter cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 whole star anise
  1. In a medium sized pan pour in your apple juice and add in your spices.
  2. Bring to a light boil over a medium heat.
  3. Then take off the heat, cover and leave to infuse for a minimum of 2 hours, leave for up to 4 hours if you want a spicier kick.
  4. Gently reheat your apple cider before you serve.
  5. Though best drunk fresh, kept in the fridge this cider will keep for 3 days.


Author: Emma

I make, photograph and write every post on Bake Then Eat. If you ever come over to visit you will be presented with a plethora of home bakes, expect to leave my home a few pounds heavier and with a doggy bag!

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    • Hi Angie thank you, it is a lovely warming drink šŸ˜€

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    • Hi Liz thank you, I had a great Bonfire Night šŸ˜€

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  1. Mmmm, this cider sounds so warm and cozy. I could definitely curl up with a cup of this any winter night in the frozen tundra I call home! šŸ™‚
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    • Hi Brianna, thank you. I too live in a frozen tundra hence why all the warming drinks šŸ˜€

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  2. Not much bonfire night celebrated in Australia but I would definitely celebrate with this spiced apple cider.

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    • Hi Maureen, thank you I think Bonfire Night is very British but its a good excuse to have a party šŸ˜€

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    • Hi Emma, it does make a good alternative to a boozy drink if you’re on the wagon! šŸ˜€

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    • Hi Amy, thank you I love all the autumnal spices they are so warming šŸ˜€

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    • Hi Ashley, I couldn’t agree more I love mulled drinks and warm spicy ciders šŸ˜€

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  3. It looks delicious, thank you for sharing the recipe! I can just see myself eating cinnamon donuts with this drink šŸ™‚

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    • Hi Megan thank you what a great idea cinnamon donuts would go perfectly with this drink šŸ˜€

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  4. I love getting warm and cozy with all the wonderful flavors of fall. Apple cider can always seem to make everything better, yours sounds absolutely perfect šŸ™‚

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    • Thank you Kelly, you’re right there is something so irresistible about fall flavours šŸ™‚

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