Hot Apple Cider Streudel Drink Recipe

This Hot Cider Cocktail Will Warm Your Insides

Apple Cider Drink
Vodka gives this sweet hot cider drink its kick. © 2008 Michael Snyder

Nothing chases autumn’s chill away like this steamy, spicy, vodka-swirled hot cider drink created by professional mixologist Michael Snyder. Try it without the vodka, too.


1 oz. vodka
4 to 5 oz. apple cider
ground cinnamon
powdered sugar
1 apple
caramel apple dipping sauce


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka and New England apple cider. Add a dash of ground cinnamon.
  • Strain into a container that is suitable and safe for microwaving. Microwave for about 30 seconds until hot, but not boiling.
  • Rim a coffee mug or other hot beverage glass with powdered (confectioners) sugar. Ladle warm beverage into the prepared glass.
  • Garnish your cocktail with another dash of cinnamon and an apple slice that has been coated with caramel apple dipping sauce. Sip and enjoy.


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