Move Over, Pumpkin Spice! Chai-Spiced Cider Is Our Favorite Fall Drink

October 23rd, 2015

Take the typical hot cider up a notch by throwing in chai tea. An added bonus? Simmering this drink will infuse your house with the warming scent of cinnamon and cloves.

Chai-Spiced Apple Cider

Yield: 2 quarts
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours

Chai spiced cider

2 quarts apple cider
1-inch whole piece ginger, peeled and quartered
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cardamom pods
6 cloves
4 black peppercorns
1/2 vanilla bean, sliced in half lengthwise

Pour apple cider into a slow cooker. Add rest of ingredients.

Cook on low until hot and spiced through, about 4 hours. Strain mixture and discard spices before serving.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce MuseThrive Market Food Editor

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