A clear, glass mug sits filled with this Apple Cider Recipe. It's surrounded by apples and cinnamon sticks. There are two cinnamon sticks in the jar for stirring the apple cider.

Apple Cider Recipe

(a.k.a. Mulled Apple Cider)

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 142 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 medium cinnamon sticks
  • 6 medium black pepper corns
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
US Customary - Metric


  1. If using fresh apples, wash, cut and juice them.

  2. Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-20 minutes, depending on how strong you like your cider.

  4. Pour juice through a fine-meshed sieve, into a mug. Allow to cool slightly.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cider Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.5 the recipe)
Calories 142
% Daily Value*
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 320mg9%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 21.8mg26%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.