spiked apple cider in white mugs on a wooden board with cinnamon sticks

Spiked Apple Cider with Bourbon

This Spiked Apple Cider with bourbon is an easy holiday cocktail recipe that will warm your spirits. It is the perfect hot apple cider cocktail for chilly nights, fall and winter festivities, Thanksgiving and Christmas! Learn how to make this easy-to-sip spiked cider recipe with a few simple tips and tricks along the way!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 278kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 2-3 c bourbon
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 pear sliced
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • star of anise


  • In a large pot, combine cider, bourbon, apple, pear, cinnamon sticks and star of anise over medium-low for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce to low and serve warm.


Adjust the amount of bourbon depending on how strong of a drink you like.
Nutrition is based on spiked apple cider made with 3 cups bourbon.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg