When it starts to get cold everyone seems to turn to delicious hot drinks such
as apple cider. There are so many ways to kick it up a notch and make your apple
cider “party ready”. One great way is a “spiked” version of the traditional recipe
by Rachael Ray.

Makes: 8 Servings

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


2 Quarts Apple Cider
1 Cup Apple Brandy
2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Ground Cardamom
1 Teaspoon Curry Powder


In a large pot, combine all the ingredients over high heat and bring
to a simmer. Lower the heat and keep warm. To serve, strain through a
fine mesh sieve into a heatproof pitcher and pour into mugs.

This would be a great cocktail at any cold weather event!

If you more experienced in baking and are looking to really be adventurous
with your apple cider, try a yummy recipe such as the “Apple Cider and
Maple Cream Tart with Maple-Cranberry Compote”.

You can find the complete recipe and cooking tips here!