Apple Pie In a Mug

Warming Up From the Inside With a Take on an Old Classic

As fall changes to winter, there is never a better time for a warm cup of hot cider,  We've adapted this recipe by adding a little spice and citrus to the winter classic. For the over 21 crowd, pump it up with Fireball and butterscotch schnapps to invoke the flavors of apple pie.


1 orange

2 teaspoons whole cloves 

1 gallon apple cider

1/2 cup lemon juice

Cinnamon sticks, for garnish 

Star Anise

Fireball Cinnamon whiskey, optional

Butterscotch schnapps, optional


  1. Stick the pointy ends of the cloves into the orange so that just the buds of the cloves are visible. Cover entire orange with cloves.
  2. In a slow cooker or on the stove top, mull the apple cider with the clove studded orange, lemon juice, 4 cinnamon sticks and 3 star anise for several hours on low heat.
  3. Serve in warm mugs with a fresh cinnamon stick garnish. For adults, add fireball and schnapps to taste.

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