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The Best Spiked Apple Cider Recipe

Written by Liz Brown

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Spiced apple cider and cold weather—talk about a match made in heaven. Spiced hot apple cider is the perfect drink to sip on during the fall and winter months for many reasons. For starters, it warms you up from the inside out. Every sip is like cozying up in a big fuzzy blanket. Secondly, if autumn had a “flavor” it would definitely be spiced apples. I know some of you are Team Pumpkin Spice this time of year, but a classic flavor like spiced apples can stand the test of time. But today, I’m recreating the traditional spiced cider and giving it a modern twist… and a spike. 😉

This super-simple spiked apple cider recipe will not only warm your tummy but will flatten it too! Keep reading to learn my secret ingredient… 

spiked apple cider

What’s In Spiced Apple Cider?

Studies show that we tend to eat more during the winter months compared to other times of the year. And when it comes to the holiday season, we tend to eat more sweets than usual, too. But this recipe isn’t your typical spiced cider recipe. Not only does it contain a variety of delicious fruits and spices to satisfy your sweet tooth, but it also contains a powerful ingredient that keeps excess bloating at bay. Here’s what’s inside…

spiced apple cider

What Alcohol Is Good With Apple Cider?

Spiced cider is all about the spices, for obvious reasons. So, what type of alcohol pairs best with a
spiced apple cider that won’t overpower the flavor but still gives it a bit of a kick? Here is a shortlist of different types of alcohol that compliment the flavors of a spiced cider:

For this particular spiked apple cider recipe, I used spiced rum. Feel free to change it up to your liking! 

spiced apple cider

How To Make Spiked Apple Cider

Remember how I told you that this spiked apple cider recipe was super simple to make? Well, I wasn’t joking! Here’s how to make a spiced cider…

  1. Step 1: Place a large pot with 2 cups of water on the stovetop on medium-high heat. Once the water is boiling, add 2 teabags of SkinnyFit Detox and allow it to brew for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Step 2: While the tea is brewing, slice your oranges and apples. Return the pot to the stove and add the remaining ingredients. 
  3. Step 3: Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Once you’re ready to serve, add the spiced rum and top with the sliced fruit! 

READ NEXT: How To Make The Best Cinnamon Hibiscus Tea For Fall!

spiked apple cider recipe

Spiked Apple Cider Recipe

Cozy up with this spiced & spiked apple cider recipe! It will not only warm your tummy on a chilly autumn evening but will flatten it too! Keep reading to discover the secret ingredient…
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: 6 servings


  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups SkinnyFit Detox, brewed
  • 1 apple, cut into slices
  • 1 orange, cut into slices
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1.5 oz. spiced rum for every 1 cup of cider (optional)


  1. Add 2 cups of water to a pot and bring to boil. Once the water is boiling, remove from heat and brew 2 teabags of SkinnyFit Detox for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Once brewed, remove the teabags and return the pot to the stovetop over medium-high heat. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a low boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low-medium and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve hot.
Total Calories:

About The Author

Liz Brown

Fitness & Nutrition Expert (CPT., FNS.)

Liz is a health & wellness expert, writer, and editor with over a decade of experience in the fitness & nutrition industry. She emphasizes research and simplifies complex topics to help make healthy living simple and sustainable. When she isn't researching and writing, she's sharing delicious recipes, easy DIYs, and home decor tips on her blog and social media.

More from Liz, visit: Personal Blog, TikTok, Instagram


  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer(since 2012)
  • NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (since 2014)
  • Credentialed Coach Practitioner, Coach Training Academy
  • B.A. Liberal Studies (Health & Nutrition Sciences)
  • A.A. Liberal Arts (STEM)

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