Renaissance Recipes

Hot Spiced Cider Recipe

Now that we are well into Autumn and on the verge of Winter, we know that it is going to be cold outside.  As you travel from merchant shop to merchant shop in the Peddler’s Village, you want to make sure you stay nice and warm.  You could of course bundle up in many layers as you complete your holiday shopping, but what about staying toasty with a nice warm drink?  Below you’ll find an excellent warm spiced cider recipe that can be served at any tavern.  You can even wear a serving wench costume while passing out this tasty drink to your customers.

Warm Spiced Cider:


½ gallon apple cider

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground cloves

1 naval or Valencia orange, halved and sliced

Cinnamon sticks for garnish

  1. Pour apple cider into a 2-quart slow cooker crock
  2. Stir in cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.  Float orange slices on top
  3. Turn slow cooker to high until cider becomes steaming hot
  4. Let Simmer for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to “low” or “keep warm”
  5. Serve in mugs, garnished by a cinnamon stick