Citrus Spiced Apple Cider

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citrus spiced apple cider

Are you loving the cool weather like I am?

Here in So Cal it never gets too cold, just enough to necessitate warm sweaters in the evening… but we still celebrate the cooler weather as best we can… with warm drinks! One of our favorites is hot apple cider. This past year I’ve created my own little twist on hot apple cider by adding a touch of citrus. I feel like it adds some extra sunshine to short winter days.

I use Wonderful Halos to make this because they have the perfect amount of sweet to tart. 

They are always plump and juicy and although they make the perfect on the go snack or lunch box treat, they are also amazing in recipes. There are so many ways to use them… but this is the easiest way to let their flavor shine. Plus this is a super quick recipe for this busy holiday season!

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Citrus Spiced Apple Cider


  • 1 Bottle apple cider
  • 2 Wonderful Halos, sliced for cider
  • 1 tbs. Wonderful Halos peel shaved into small pieces for the topping
  • 1 tbs. of juice from a Wonderful Halos
  • 2 tbs. brown sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • 1 tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Add apple cider, sliced halos, brown sugar and cinnamon stick to a heavy bottomed pot and simmer on low for at least 1/2 an hour. This can totally be done in a slow cooker too!
  2. Take the shaved peel pieces and coat them with the juice and then coat in the granulated sugar.
  3. Pour cider through a strainer and into a mug, add whipped cream and top with sugared peels. 
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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