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Hot Citrus Apple Cider

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The leaves are starting to change colors, the nights are getting colder, and it’s time to break out my big pot to make my hot citrus apple cider recipe. For a tangy, citrus twist, I like to add orange juice, lemon juice, and Sweet’N Low (which allows me to not feel guilty about enjoying one or two of these drinks!) to my apple cider to give it much more flavor and it’s something different than the traditional apple cider.

I just love the smell of the cinnamon, oranges, and apples simmering away on the stove. It’s truly better than any candle you can buy. This hot citrus apple cider is really easy to make and tastes so yummy. It will warm you up and definitely hits the spot!

My favorite Hot Citrus Apple Cider drink for the holidays. Recipe by

Just a few tips for making this drink:

  • Try to buy apple cider that has not already been mulled or spiced at all. You want to be able to add your own spices and flavor. 😉

  • If you can’t find apple cider, you can also use apple juice instead. Your cider with just be much sweeter.
  • This cider recipe is perfect for the holidays because you can make it ahead of time. Just store it in the fridge and reheat when your ready to serve.

P.S. Check out my new super cute lime fruit paring knife and bright magenta grip back cutting mat from Core Kitchen, love them! 🙂

Step-by-step on how to make this delicious Hot Citrus Apple Cider:

My favorite Hot Citrus Apple Cider drink for the holidays. Recipe by

My favorite Hot Citrus Apple Cider drink for the holidays. Recipe by
Yield: 4 Servings

Hot Citrus Apple Cider

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 apples
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, sliced


Cut apples into cubes. Set aside.

In a large pot, pour apple cider, orange juice, and lemon juice into the pot. Stir in Sweet'N Low. Add cubed apples and cinnamon sticks. Place pot on stove and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes.

Serve warm and garnish with a orange slice. ( I also added the apple cubes and some orange slices to the top of the drink, but this is totally optional.)

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21 comments on “Hot Citrus Apple Cider”

  1. This cider was amazing, such a delicious cup to curl up with on a rainy day and my house smells divine because of it!!

  2. What a great twist!  The orange is beautiful!

  3. This sounds soooo perfect right now Jenn! I love this photo! Great shot. 🙂

  4. Oooooh! I would let this simmer alllll day to make the house smell good! Yum.

  5. This is the perfect fall bonfire beverage. Delish!

  6. Oh I love how you have chopped apples floating in the glasses, such a great idea!!

  7. Love apple cider this time of year.. in fact if I have the choice between hot chocolate and cider it is the cider hands down!

    Can’t wait to try your citrusy version Jenn! 🙂

  8. YUM! What a fun recipe!! 🙂 I LOVE hot apple cider this time of year!! It’s just so seasonal, festive and fun!! 

  9. How perfect for a crisp fall day 🙂

  10. Wow! That looks awesome! I am going to get the ingredients and make some of this for my kids when the fall weather finally decides to make an appearance. 

  11. OK…. YUM! This looks so tasty! Fun twist to a classic fall-time drink!

  12. I have a bit of a flu right now so this looks like the perfect drink!

  13. This looks amazing Jenn! I love apple cider and with the cinnamon and citrus it’s totally all my favorite fall flavors in a glass 🙂 Can’t wait to try this – pinned!

  14. This looks so delicious! Gorgeous photos 🙂

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