Hot Spiced Cider With Calvados

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins


  1. In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves and crystallized ginger.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover partially and simmer gently for 30 minutes to blend the flavors.
  3. Ladle the cider into warmed mugs or cups, adding some of the spices to each serving.
  4. Stir 2 Tbs Calvados into each mug and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Be carefull I followed the directions the cloves was overpowering! I did have to add more apple juice!I would make next time with the most 10 cloves. I also added water to thin the sweetness after simmering for 30 minutes. I did enjoy it!

Rita~ February 28, 2003

Great recipe Mimi- thanks. We made this a few times over the Thanksgiving weekend. Had some cavalos to use up from antother recipe (oh, darn). Took advice of another rater and didn't use quite as many cloves- but I think we liked it best with a bit more ginger. I guess that's all up to personal taste. Thanks for giving us a great recipe to play with. I think I'll try a star anise next time if I have it on hand.

VegSocialWorker November 28, 2005