Eat Smart  |  Posted 12.23.14

Spiced Hot Cider

Spiced Hot Cider

When you are looking for liquid calories but don't want a shake, try this spiced cider. Refrigerate extra spiced cider and reheat when needed.

Very hot beverages can sometimes be irritating to the stomach. If that is the case for you, let this drink cool to room temperatures before drinking.

This cider is a good choice for patients advised not to drink cold beverages because of the type of chemotherapy they are receiving.

Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 15 minutes or less


  • 4 cups pasteurized apple cider
  • 6 cloves
  • 5 allspice berries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp honey


  1. In a saucepan over low heat, combine cider, cloves, allspice, cinnamon stick, ginger, orange slices, and 1 tablespoon of the honey. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Strain into mugs. Taste and add the remaining tablespoon of honey if necessary.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (about 1 cup): Calories 130; Total Fat 0 g; Total Carbohydrate 33 g; Dietary Fiber 1 g; Sugars 29 g; Protein 0 g; Sodium 10 mg

Source: What to Eat During Cancer Treatment, American Cancer Society