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Cocktail or Mocktail: An Easy Spiced Apple Cider Drink Recipe

You can make this cocktail or mocktail two ways: served warm as a spiced drink, or serve chilled as a refreshing punch!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: cocktail
Keyword: 4th of july, apple cide vinegar, apple cider, cocktail, mocktail, needle punch, sugar and cloth, warm drink
Servings: 10
Calories: 145kcal


  • Pitcher
  • Pan


  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 small juiced orange
  • 2 tsp cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups dark rum leave out if making a mocktail
  • half a cinnamon stick & apple slice in each glass for garnish


For punch:

  • Combine all ingredients into a pitcher and stir.
  • Garnish with half a cinamon stick.

For a warm spiced version:

  • Combine all ingredients with the exception of the dark rum into a pan and warm to medium heat. 
  • Once warm, reduce the heat to low and add in the dark rum. 
  • Garnish with half a cinamon stick and apple slice.


Serves 8-10


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg