Hot Buttered Cider with Ginger and Cinnamon is an incredibly flavorful drink comprised of such wonderful tastes and textures that it pleases with every small sip.

Hot Buttered Cider with Ginger and Cinnamon
Warm yourself with this fragrantly spiced, nonalcoholic beverage after a frosty night of caroling.
Recipe type: Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Punches
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
  • 4 Cups water
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons whole cloves
  • 3 Tablespoons whole allspice
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup sliced candied or crystallized ginger
  • 6 Cups apple cider
  • 2 Cups orange juice
  • 1/2 Cup lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 1 stick butter, cut into thin slices
  • 16 cinnamon sticks, for serving
  1. Mix the water and sugar in a large non-aluminum saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the cloves, allspice, cinnamon and ginger.
  4. Let the mixture stand for 1 hour or longer.
  5. Strain into a bowl and return to the saucepan.
  6. Stir in the apple cider, orange juice and lemon juice.
  7. Serve in mugs with a slice of butter on top and a cinnamon stick.
The punch may be prepared several hours ahead and reheated before serving, if desired. From "Seasons Greetings" by Marlene Sorosky.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 6-ounce serving Calories: 163 Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 29g Sodium: 64mg Protein: <1g Cholesterol: 16mg
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