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How To Make Apple Cider Using Apple Juice

Cheater Apple Cider Using Apple Juice

Hosting a Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas gathering and want to serve hot apple cider? 

Let me show you what I discovered for making bulk apple cider on the cheap.

No cinnamon sticks, cloves, or elusive mesh cloth needed. Who ever has that stuff on hand, anyways? 

I simply make party apple cider by using apple juice and cinnamon syrup!

I discovered this trick when researching Starbucks caramel apple cider.

And if it’s good enough for Starbucks, it’s good enough for me.

Just buy apple juice and make this simple cinnamon syrup in bulk. 

Combine the two, and you’ll be well on your way to delicious apple cider! 

I love that this works great on the stove or even in a crockpot as it sits out for your party. 

Imagine the aroma everyone will enjoy! 

Here are the instructions. 

Apple Juice Apple Cider Recipe


1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup water

Stir together the white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small saucepan.

Stir in vanilla extract and water.

Bring to a rolling boil, stirring often.

Continue to boil and stir until mixture thickens to syrup consistency.

Remove from heat.

Mix 1/4 cup of cinnamon syrup with 64 ounces of apple juice and heat on the stove or in a crockpot on low heat. 

Once heated through, serve to friends and family eager for a tasty, warm drink. 

Store extra cinnamon syrup in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for later use. 

Hope you enjoy this easy, affordable apple cider as much as we do!


Original Post: 10/27/11

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Tuesday 11th of October 2016

Thanks, Rachel!


Thursday 27th of October 2011

mmm! Good idea! Sounds like fun to try.

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