(Spiked) Maple Apple Cider Recipe

Elsie's Spiked Maple Apple Cider RecipeElsie's Spiked Maple Apple Cider RecipeIn the fall and winter I love a warm, cozy cocktail. Spiked apple cider is one of my favorite treats. This recipe is not super boozy, but if you don't drink try omitting the liquor and adding a tablespoon of real maple syrup to your cider. :) 

In a teapot, combine: 5 cups apple cider, 2 shots maple flavored whiskey, 2 shots apple liqueur (I love Thatcher's!), 4 cinnamon sticks, 1/2 an apple (sliced), 1/2 cup orange juice. Serves 2.Maple Apple Cider RecipeMaple Apple Cider RecipeI think I'm gonna make some more right now… xo. Elsie 

  • I have never seen a cocktail like this one!
    To bad our weather is the other way around, but I’ll keep it in mind for 6 months down the track 🙂

  • Wow, I love hot drinks, love cinnamon and love apple! Guess what : I am in adoration with that drink, cant wait to make the recipe!

    Olive xox

  • I can just imagine how warm and comforting that must feel in my belly. I will definitely have to try it sometime this season.

  • Yum! This looks so amazing. May have to make it soon! (as soon as I can find some of that Thatcher’s liquor) 🙂


  • I always love your recipes! I never tried apple cider but everyone tells me that I should. So I guess I need to try it.

  • Ok, I have another drink to try. It sounds so tasty!


  • Perfect drink for a football viewing party! Thanks!



  • Would pressed apple juice work instead of apple cider? The only ciders I’ve ever found (here in Ireland) are alcoholic so it could be a bit much with the whiskey and liqueur! Love you guys btw, I always get so inspired while checking out abm! 🙂

  • I really like the idea of apple slices in the cider, i wil have to give that a try. It gives it something extra.

  • Yum! I’m so glad its the season for warm drinks!


  • Oh this looks so great!! I actually just moved away from New England (pout, cry, pout), and one of my moving boxes was for that Cabin Fever. I thought it looked very cool, and now I have an excuse to buy some. Thank you!

  • Mmmm, that looks wonderful. Hot cider is exactly what I feel like right now.


  • Can’t wait to try this! I’ve been craving some spiked cider all evening!

  • So wait, do you heat up the cider, THEN add the rest, or heat it all up together? Confused. I don’t want to do it wrong. Help.

  • yeah, definitely going to use this in my next “tipsy book review”

    xo – Akilah


  • Wow, this sounds delicious! Some of my favourite ingredients all mixed together, I think I will have to try this out. 🙂

  • Sounds delicious and warm and cozy! Perfect cold weather treat.

  • Ah! I could use that right now!

    With the cold and a flu!

    Too bad we don’t have cider!



  • Yum! You always make drinks sound and look so delicious! Definitely making this next time I have guests over.

  • I love all of the warm tones of wood in the background. It must be your new dining room table you built!! Beautiful.
    I like the look of this recipe! It uses a bunch of things I don’t ordinarily keep in my liquor cabinet, but I’ll have to keep it in mind for those long cold nights when I need a good cozying up 🙂


  • I love throwing Autumn parties (even though my apt is tiny)! This bev is so going to be the featured drink at my next gathering.


    P.S. Any tips for throwing a great party in a small space?

  • This sounds super yummy. I’m a sucker for hot apple cider, esp the Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider!


    p.s. today, on my blog, I’m donating $$ to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for every comment…please spread the word!

  • Looks like a great drink for a cold day! Can’t wait until it gets cold where I live!


  • ooh, I’ve never seen that kind of whiskey before! looks like it would be great straight up (as well as in this drink)!


  • Yum! Your pictures looks great. I envy your food photography skills! 😉


  • I absolutely love all of your boozy recipes!
    I’ve tried a few, and they have all been really tasty – will have to give this one a try too x

  • This sounds amazing! I don’t think the ginger cider and maple whiskey are available here in Australia but am thinking spiced rum and sparkling cider might work together nicely with the cinnamon and juices 🙂
    Thanks for the inspiration to try something new!

    Becky, K.

  • Apple Cider is one of my favorite drink, but spiking it makes it 1 times better. I Luv It!


  • YUM. I’m not much of a drinker, but you two ALWAYS make me want to drink after seeing your amazing mixtures. This one is definitely no exception!


  • This sounds amazing. I wonder if I can find these brands near me? I’d love to try it out!

  • This sounds delicious. Our office has a happy hour every Friday at 4pm and I have been looking for a new cocktail to try out. I am definitely making a batch of this.

  • We love apple cider, and my husbands new favorite alcohol of choice is whiskey–I will absolutely be trying this! Thanks girl!


  • Yep, I’m definitely going to be making a version of this in the coming weeks, especially when the temperature starts dropping! Thanks for sharing, ladies!

  • Yum! I keep waiting for it to be colder than 90 degrees here in SoCal (sorry, not trying to brag East Coasters), so I can enjoy drinks like these and finally wear a sweater. This looks divine! Would love to have this be part of a wintery date night (to go cups to the park/beach with a blanket perhaps?) AND I bet it makes the house smell heavenly!

    Strive to Thrive,

  • Sounds yummy! And great photography as always!

  • YUM! I love cider, so adding anything remotely Christmassy to it is a win for me! Can’t wait to try this 🙂 xx

  • mmmmhmm…looks so good! 🙂
    xo ,



  • This sounds delicious. I didn’t even know they made maple flavored whiskey!


  • i’ve been trying to decide on a cocktail to serve at our “pre-holidays” party – i think i just found the one!

  • I have been loving bottle hard cider this fall but this recipe looks even better than that! Mostly because it’s warm and toasty! Cannot wait to try it!

  • MMM looks so warm! I will take one right now! 🙂


  • Apple cider (not spiked) is a regular staple at our family’s holiday gatherings but it has never occured to me to add maple syrup but that sounds delicious. Thank you!

  • Mmmmm perfect for the cozy holidays! Also wayyyyyy better than eggnog. Thanks Elsie.


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