Apple cider

Cheers to late fall libations and delicious sips of spiked apple.


10 apples 

4 cinnamon sticks 

1 tsp whole cloves

1 ½ tsp allspice

¼ cup brown sugar

2 tangerines, sliced

About 8 cups of water 

One thumb sized piece of ginger sliced (optional) 

Optional 1 shot of whisky or fireball for an adult twist  


- Slice your tangerine, slice your ginger if using and quarter your apples - don't worry about the seeds - and place in a slow cooker with the remaining ingredients.

*Cook's tip: Adding ginger adds more aromatics, but it also comes with a lot of flavor. If you are not a ginger fan, do not use it. Ginger is a great addition if you have a cold or are feeling a little under the weather.

- Cook on low for 8 hours.

- Mash the apples.

- Remove and strain mash from liquid.

- Place liquid back in the slow cooker.

- Place back in the slow cooker for 1 hour on low.

- Serve warm or jar and place in fridge.

- Enjoy with some whiskey for an adult version of apple cider.

My name is Daniel Vanson and at A Canadians Cooking I share my love and knowledge of food. I am all about making what looks hard a little more simple for people and families to try new things in the kitchen.