Toasting the bounties of your Thanksgiving table surrounded by your loved ones calls for more than the same old cocktail in hand.

Thankfully, even though apple cider might not be for everyone, our collection of spicy, sweet, and tart festive cider recipes includes something for everyone—hot cider, spiked cider, sparkling cider, cider punch, and even nonalcoholic ciders for the little ones.

Whatever recipe you choose to raise in your glass, these eight apple-cider-infused drinks will give a special meaning to your delicious autumn-themed holiday feast…

1. Thanksgiving Cider Sangria

My favorite Thanksgiving memories come from the bounty of delicious smells and spices captured right here in this cider sangria recipe—apple, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, vanilla, and seasonal pear. This Thanksgiving Cider Sangria will be sipped at our holiday dinner table this year to remind us of all we have to be thankful for.



2. Apple Cider Margarita

Are you hesitant to pack away your summer sandals for fall boots? Never fear; this apple cider margarita will ease you into the autumn chill, by combining tropical cocktail essentials like sugar cane, fresh orange, and tequila with fall staples like cinnamon, Grand Marnier, and chilled apple cider. Ole!


3. Hot Apple Pie Spiced Cider

You won’t need dessert when you ladle up mugs of this apple pie spiced hot cider. Literally like sipping at a hot slice of American apple pie, this seasonal drink calls on some familiar spices—like cinnamon sticks, allspice, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. You can even crown it with a dollop of whipped cream.

Source: Martha Stewart

4. Hot Apple Cider with Rosemary & Whiskey

This isn’t your grandma’s apple cider. For a unique twist on the classic hot cider, this recipe infuses mugs with the fresh springs of winter rosemary, fresh apple, and heart-warming whiskey for a true cup of autumn comfort.

Source: Cook The Story

5. Spiked Maple Apple Cider

Nothing warms you from toes to nose like a hot mug of fall apple cider—particularly when it’s spiked! Well, this cozy cocktail has all the essentials for a traditional festive beverage. Plus, the whiskey doesn’t take over the mug with a sticky tablespoon of real maple syrup stirred into the mix!



6. Cider Rum Punch

Stirring a hot pot of apple cider signals the season changing for many. However, combined with a splash of dark rum, summer fades to fall much more gradually and comfortably tucked under a blanked, near the fire with a few cups of this fresh cider rum punch.

Source: Verses From My Kitchen

7. Non-Alcoholic Spiced Warm Cider

Warm your guests’ hearts, hands, feet, and souls with this traditional, non-alcoholic mulled holiday cider. It’s a comforting classic mix of hot apple cider, dark brown sugar, fresh ginger, whole cloves, and don’t forget the cinnamon sticks!


8. Cinnamon Toast Cider

No need for mittens if you choose this cool-weather-appropriate cocktail for your sipping pleasure. A blend of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and apple cider with a sugar-cinnamon rim will have you gathering those you cherish close for an intimate, family evening.




Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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