Recipe courtesy of Mary DeAngelis

Hot Apple Cider Donut Mocktail

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 servings



Special equipment:
two 6-inch skewers
  1. Combine the cider, maple syrup, nutmeg, orange bitters, cinnamon sticks, cloves, vanilla bean and seeds and the orange half in a medium saucepot. Whisk to combine, then bring up to a boil over medium-high heat. Immediately turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Carefully remove the cinnamon sticks, cloves and orange half. With a ladle, divide the cider into 2 mugs (see Cook's Note). Place 2 donut holes on 6-inch skewers or skewer them on the cinnamon sticks. Garnish each mug with a cinnamon stick and donut skewer or dried apple slices. Serve warm. 

Cook’s Note

If using vodka, divide it between the mugs, then top with the cider.