Boozy Hot Apple Cider

This delicious Boozy Hot Apple Cider recipe has an adult punch to it with brandy and Tuaca added for an additional warm-up factor. Plus, add homemade boozy whipped cream to make this a treat you will want to drink all winter long!

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boozy hot apple cider

I love it when it’s cold outside and I can be inside next to a fire with a winter warmer drink in my hand. I always like to have apple cider on hand in the winter for the kids. This Boozy Hot Apple Cider recipe is pretty easy to make so the adults can enjoy apple cider too.

Ingredients for Boozy Hot Apple Cider

  • apple cider
  • Tuaca
  • Brandy or Whiskey
  • fresh nutmeg
  • heavy whipping cream
  • confectioners powdered sugar
  • vanilla
  • ginger
  • sugar
  • water

How To Make Adult Apple Cider

  1. Add the apple cider to a small saucepan and warm up without boiling.
  2. Remove from the heat and pour it into a mug or cup that can hold hot liquid. Stir in ginger syrup and brandy or whiskey.
  3. Top with Tuaca whipped cream and sprinkle grated nutmeg on top.

How to Make Boozy Whipped Cream

  1. Add the heavy whipping cream to a mixing bowl and whip with a hand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, Tuaca, and vanilla and continue to beat until stiff, about another 3-4 minutes.

Of course, you can use regular whipped cream or skip it altogether. I highly recommend the freshly ground nutmeg on top regardless of the whipped cream. It adds a warm and delicious aroma and taste. If you don’t have it handy, you could also use ground cinnamon.

top view of boozy apple cider with whipped cream and nutmeg

My Favorite Tool for Grated Nutmeg

This little tool is so cute and perfect for any recipe that requires freshly grated nutmeg (or cinnamon sticks). It’s a mini grater with a flip-top compartment on top to store your nutmeg seed when not in use. Is it necessary? No, but it’s so fun to use and inexpensive, why not? You can find it on Amazon or at a specialty cooking supply store.

How to Make Ginger Syrup

  1. Add the water, sugar, and ginger pieces to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and then remove from the heat.
  2. Allow the syrup to cool completely with the ginger still steeping.
  3. Strain out the ginger pieces and store the syrup in a sealed bottle or jar in the fridge. It will last in the fridge for about 2-3 weeks.

If you don’t want to make ginger syrup, you can substitute ginger liqueur instead.

Brandy or Whiskey?

I’ve used both alcohols for this drink which is why I list both as an option. This is completely up to you depending on your preference. It will also depend on what type of drink you are craving. Brandy will make the drink sweeter and smoother whereas whiskey will add a little more fire to the drink. Both are delicious in my opinion so I say “bartender’s choice!”

What is Tuaca?

Tuaca is a delicious liquor with a spicy and citrus blend that gives drinks more depth and warmth, perfect for cold weather. The Tuaca.com description: “Tuaca is an enticing blend of Italian Brandy, Mediterranean Citrus, and Vanilla Spice. Tuaca is a fine spirit with subtle notes of vanilla and citrus, hints of butterscotch, cola, dried fig, and other flavors that reveal themselves uniquely to each individual drinker.”

If you can’t find Tuaca, some alternatives are Licor 43, Gran Gala, Grand Marnier, Vanilla Vodka, or Crème de Vanille.

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boozy hot apple cider

Boozy Hot Apple Cider

This boozy hot apple cider recipe has an adult punch to it with Brandy, Tuaca, and boozy whipped cream!
5 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • small saucepan
  • nutmeg grater or microplane
  • hand mixer
  • fine-mesh strainer

Ingredients

Hot Apple Cider Drink

  • 5-6 ounces apple cider
  • ½ ounces ginger syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 ounces brandy or whiskey
  • 1 ounces Tuaca Liqueur
  • freshly grated nutmeg for garnish

Tuaca Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon powdered confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Tuaca Liqueur
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Ginger Syrup

  • ½ cup fresh ginger, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

Hot Apple Cider Drink

  • Add apple cider to a small saucepan and heat until almost boiling. Remove from heat and pour into a mug or cup that can hold hot liquid. Stir in ginger syrup and alcohol.
  • Top with Tuaca whipped cream and sprinkle grated nutmeg on top.

Tuaca Whipped Cream

  • Add the heavy whipping cream to a mixing bowl and whip with a hand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the powdered sugar, Tuaca, and vanilla and continue to beat until stiff, about another 3-4 minutes.

Ginger Syrup

  • Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and then remove from the heat.
  • Allow the syrup to cool completely while steeping the ginger.
  • Strain out the ginger pieces and store the syrup in a sealed bottle or jar in the fridge. It will last 2-3 weeks.

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

hot apple cider in a mug with whipped cream, cinnamon and a cinnamon stick
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