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Want to make homemade apple cider? Want to make a fun Halloween drink that is perfect for any party? Use this homemade apple cider recipe to make Poison Apple Cider. A spiced apple cider that is perfect as a mocktail or Halloween cocktail.

Poison Apple Cider Recipe AKA Spiced Red Apple Cider


  • Cider Ingredients:
  • 12 assorted small-medium apples
  • 1 small orange
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • water to cover
  • Poison Apple Ingredients:
  • 4 oz apple cider (from above)
  • 4 oz Cranberry juice
  • Ice


Cider Directions:

  1. Wash and chop whole apples and orange (no need to remove peels, seeds, or stems)
  2. Put all into a large pot. Add spices.
  3. Cover with water bringing to a boil. Continue to boil uncovered for 1 hour.
  4. Cover. Simmering for 2 hours.
  5. Using a potato masher roughly mash all ingredients.
  6. Continue to simmer until cider is dark tasting sweet and spicy. Allow to cool.
  7. Strain everything into a large pot.
  8. Store in a refrigerator.

Poison Apple Directions:

  1. -Pour apple cider and ginger ale into a pitcher. Stir to combine.
  2. -Add ice to a glass.
  3. -Pour apple cider and cranberry juice combination into the glass.