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Bourbon Caramel Apple Cider

Cozy spiked cider with rich caramel and cream flavors

Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword bourbon cider recipe, caramel cider recipe easy, easy hot apple cider, how to make boozy apple cider, spiked apple cider, spiked apple cider recipe
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 476 kcal


  • 2 cups apple cider
  • ½ cup bourbon whiskey
  • 12 caramel candies unwrapped
  • whipped cream optional garnish
  • cinnamon optional garnish


  1. Add apple cider and caramel to a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. Stirring regularly, heat mixture until caramels melt then lower heat (about two minutes).

  3. Once cider reaches a uniform consistency (about two minutes), turn off heat then stir in bourbon.

  4. Divide cider evenly between two mugs and garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy carefully and responsibly!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Alternatively, you can add the bourbon in at the beginning cooking process. In my experience, the alcohol doesn't cook out in this short time of heating and the process is simplified.

Nutrition Facts
Bourbon Caramel Apple Cider
Amount Per Serving
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 368mg11%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 62g69%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 28IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.