Spiked Mulled Cider

Hallelujah – It’s FRIDAY!! It’s been rainy and cold all week and it’s increasingly getting harder to get out of bed in the morning when it’s still dark out. Yesterday it was super dreary all day and It even starting hailing on my drive home from work! But then quickly the skies cleared so Thomas and I decided to go for run. On our run WE CAME ACROSS A MOVIE SET! Or at least we thought it was at first…It was a serious set-up let me tell ya. We sneakily snuck by all of the tents on a remote street in the NW hills and found out that is was a HBO set for a new show called Here Now! Maybe if you tune-in you’ll see Thomas and I sneaking by like two little raccoons 😉 

This weather has made me want to cozy up with as many hot beverages as possible. Ginger tea, dirty chai’s, hot toddy’s perhaps? This Spiked Mulled Cider takes the cake and is the best seasonal cocktail. Is it considered a cocktail? I’m not really sure but It’s delicious one way or the other! It’s so easy to make and instantly gets you in the fall spirit. What are some of your favorite fall drinks?!

Spiked Mulled Cider

– 2 quarts of apple cider
– 2 cinnamon sticks
– 3 whole cloves
– 1 orange thinly sliced
– 1 cup (8 oz) of bourbon

What to do
Place cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and orange in a pot and bring to a simmer for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and pour in the bourbon. Serve in mugs with a cinnamon stick and orange slice. 


  1. October 13, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I could definitely go for a mug of this right now!

  2. October 14, 2017 / 4:20 am

    Haha I love the thought of you sneaking like raccoons!

    • Hillary Harper
      October 16, 2017 / 12:07 am

      Haha yes, you should have seen us! I am so nosy when it come to celebrities or movie/tv sets unfortunately 🙂

  3. October 15, 2017 / 3:20 am

    This sounds so good! I’ve been wanting to experiment with warm beverages and this sounds like a great one to start with.

    • Hillary Harper
      October 16, 2017 / 12:06 am

      Definitely – This one is so easy to make and is so comforting on a cold night!

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