If desired, omit the butter for a simple, warm spiced cider drink.


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 15 to 20 whole cloves(tied in a cheesecloth bag)
  • 1/2 cup butter(recommended instead of margarine)


In a large saucepan, combine cider, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves and butter. Simmer until brown sugar is dissolved, butter is melted, and mixture is warm. Remove and discard cinnamon sticks and spice bag.
Pour into warmed insulated jugs for taking to a football game, or ladle into warmed mugs for serving at home.
Makes 16(1 cup) servings.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Safe Party Planning: Beverages
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
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