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Cider Shine

Renée G.


I make this each autumn and store it in the fridge in quart jars. Then we enjoy it either hot or cold for the next couple of months or however long it lasts. Then...we make some more.

Want to make it booze free - go for it. It's still delicious to sip around an open fire.


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Makes 1 Gallon
5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


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    2 quarts apple juice
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    2 quarts apple cider
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    2 – 4 cinnamon sticks
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    6 whole cloves
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    1 cup brown sugar
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    1 cup white sugar
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    1 (750 ml) bottle of 100 to 150 proof vodka

How to Make Cider Shine


  1. Combine apple juice, cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and both sugars in a large stockpot. Heat over medium heat and bring almost to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cover. Simmer for about one hour. Cool completely.
  2. Strain out cloves and cinnamon sticks and stir in alcohol.
  3. Pour into sanitized mason jars. Otherwise, serve hot or cold garnished with a cinnamon stick and/or apple slice. (Store in refrigerator).

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About Cider Shine

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks, Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American

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