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Hot apple cider punch with Calvados

Pour this warming drink into mugs and enjoy after a walk in the cold winter air. One of many drinks to warm up in the chilly months.


4 clove (whole, in spice bag)
3 allspice (3 berries, in spice bag)
1⁄4 t nutmeg (grated)
1⁄2 apple (tart apple, thinly sliced)
1 cinnamon (one whole cinnamon stick broken into pieces)
3 c cider (apple cider)
1⁄2 c liquor (Calvados)


In a large saucepan, heat the apple cider, or apple juice, until hot but not yet boiling.

Add sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, apple slices and spice bag

Simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Then stir in the Calvados.

Remove the spice bag and cinnamon pieces before serving.

Total time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


If you love the cinnamon flavor, add a second cinnamon stick.

Cider is low alcohol but you can easily make an alcohol free version substituting apple cider with apple juice.

Why not try a pear cider, or pear juice, spiced drink? Follow the recipe substituting apple ingredients with their pear equivalents.


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