With Thanksgiving less than a week away, it is time to smooth out your holiday menu. I, for one, adore Thanksgiving. The delicious food and time with our loved ones are just the best.

In addition to fantastic food and wine, I always try to serve one signature cocktail. This year I am featuring a mulled cider mocktail/cocktail recipe. Mocktails are hot right now, and when you set up a method like this, you are including everyone in the cider fun.

A mocktail can be fun for those who do not drink, those who are pregnant, or your kids. To liven this cozy mug up, I like to sit out my Batiste Rhum Gold and Goldschlager for everyone to add to their cup themselves. This way everyone has a drink custom made just for them.

Be sure when picking out your cider you choose a pasteurized one for any pregnant family members. Also, feel free to add your spices if you find your favorites are missing. Mulled wines and ciders are easily customizable and scalable.

Ready to give this mulled cider a try?


Ingredients: makes about 8-10 mugs

1 gallon of your favorite apple cider

1 navel orange, sliced

10 cardamom pods

1 teaspoon allspice berries

Recommended Articles

Five Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Patch Visit 1

Five Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Patch Visit

It's that time of the year again...pumpkin patch time! While I love a nice Pumpkin Spice Latte as much as the next fall lovin' girl...for me, the season is all about spending time with my family...and hopefully that time is spent outside as much as possible. If you're headed out ...read more

Pumpkin Spice Dirt Bomb Recipe

Perfect for Fall Pumpkin Spice Dirt Bomb Recipe

Get your pumpkin spice fix with this tasty dirt bomb recipe. Unlike fried donuts, this recipe is a little lighter and, since no hot oil is involved, a lot less messy. These dirt bombs, or baked donuts, are irresistible cakey muffins that are spiked with nutmeg and ginger, and ...read more

Ski Swaps

Save Money at a Ski Swap

Are the slopes in your future? If you want to save money on ski gear, consider a ski swap. A swap is a great way to buy and sell used equipment. Most swaps consist of a variety of gear, from brand new to used skis and snowboards to skis; from poles to boots to bindings and ...read more

2 cinnamon sticks

1/2 teaspoon whole cloves

1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

1 1/2 oz Batiste Rhum

1/2 oz Goldschlager



In a large dutch oven, combine all ingredients except the alcohol and bring the pot to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 45 minutes and remove from heat. Transfer to your serving station. Be sure to sit out the alcohol and mugs for a self-service cider station. Garnish with an orange slice, cinnamon stick, or apple slice.

Happy Sipping!


Be sure to check out these other cozy drinks too: Mulled Wine, Spiked Hot Chocolate, and Hot Toddy.

Related Articles