Spiked Cider Tea

This might be the coziest apple cider cocktail out there. Hot cider is its own unique delight, and the addition of black tea, vanilla, and gin makes for a rich, satisfying drink.

Spiked Cider Tea cocktail recipe
Photo: Emma Darvick
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
8 mins
2 cocktails


  • 1 black tea bag

  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2 ounces gin

  • 8 ounces apple cider

  • optional garnish: 2 thin lemon slices


  1. Bring the cider and vanilla to a boil in a small pot or a microwave-safe mug in the microwave. Remove from heat and add the tea bag; steep 3 minutes.

  2. Remove tea bag and stir in the gin. Serve in 2 mugs with lemon slices.

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