Saturday Sips: Holiday Hot Apple Cider Nog


Looking for something a little different to serve this holiday season? Skip the traditional eggnog and instead serve up a batch of this hot apple cider nog - all the creamy goodness that you love of eggnog but with the added sweetness and seasonal touch of hot apple cider. Mmmmmm....

Holiday Hot Apple Cider Nog

This is practically dessert in a cup and perfect for a cold evening get-together. If needed, you can make this nog non-alcoholic for kids or other non-drinkers by leaving out the bourbon. Otherwise, leave it in for how the bourbon balances the sweetness of the cider and adds to the warm-belly feeling.


  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bourbon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • Optional garnishes - cinnamon sticks, apple slices, freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Whisk together first 8 ingredients (half-and-half through salt) in a large heavy saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally, until mixture thickens and coats a spoon (about 15 minutes).
  3. Stir in bourbon, if desired. Top each serving with whipped cream. Garnish, if desired. Makes about 5 cups.

Don't these look so tasty?? I mean, that one in the Moscow mule mug...#allthehearteyes

Holiday Hot Apple Cider Nog

Have leftover apple cider? Check out this post of other delicious ways to use up the rest of the bottle.


Momtrends was not paid for this post. Original recipe here. Photo collage featuring Southern Living, How Sweet Eats, and Southern Living.


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