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Hot Buttered Apple Cider

hot buttered cider

The Hot Buttered Apple Cider combines two cool-weather favorites—the hot buttered rum and mulled cider—together to create one dynamite winter warmer.

Two cool-weather favorites meld into one in this winter warmer.


  • ½ gallon fresh apple cider
  • 2 small navel oranges, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 10-12 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups apple brandy
  • Tools:saucepan, wooden spoon, ladle
  • Glass:punch or snifter
  • Garnish:orange wheel and cinnamon stick


In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add orange slices and brown sugar, cooking until slices caramelize. Add remaining ingredients, except apple brandy, and stir until hot. Remove from heat, stir in apple brandy and pour into glasses. Serves 8.

Reprinted with permission from Drinking in Maine by Michael S. Sanders. Published by Table Arts Media, 2012

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