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Front view of glass mugs of hot spiced cider garnished with apple slices, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks

Cozy Hot Spiced Cider (Paleo, Vegan)

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: About 8 cups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Cozy Hot Spiced Cider – This easy mulled cider recipe smells and tastes incredible. The perfect blend of flavors and spices to cozy up with on a cold day! (Naturally paleo & Vegan)



For Hot Spiced Cider:

  • 1/2 gallon (8 cups) apple cider or cloudy apple juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/21 orange peel (try to avoid the white pith)

Optional, for garnish: additional cinnamon sticks, orange slices, apple slices


  1. Pour the apple cider into a Dutch oven or large soup pot.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, ground nutmeg, and orange peel.
  3. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer on medium-low or low heat for at least 20-60 minutes, up to 2-3 hours. (Note: the longer it simmers, the stronger it will taste. Water will also start to evaporate, so keeping the pot covered will help the cider from reducing too much.)
  4. If desired, skim off the whole spices and orange peel and pour into heat-safe cups or mugs. 
  5. Serve with cinnamon sticks, sliced apples, and sliced oranges for garnish.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-60 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: spiced cider, spiced apple cider, mulled cider, wassail, hot apple cider