Wine Cocktail Wednesday is Back! Hot Spiced Drunken Apple Cider


It’s January and the coldest months of winter are coming. Warm up with this Hot Spiced Drunken Apple Cider. Make this recipe with any of our Wines by Wives white wines- base your wine choice on how sweet you like your cider.

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  • 1/2 gallon apple cider (unfiltered was used in this recipe)
  • 3/4 bottle of any Wines by Wives white wine (white wine which is not too dry)
  • 4-5 sticks of cinnamon
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nut meg
  • 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey (depends on how sweet the wine you’re using)
  • cup or so of fresh cranberrries (of cubes of apple if not in cranberry season


  1. Put the cider and all spices in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. When on low heat add the wine. Do not boil again so the alcohol won’t evaporate too much, just let it warm.
  4. Add the cranberries and simmer for a few more minutes until they color the liquid a bit.

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