Chai-Spiced Apple Cider

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
6 to 8 Serves

Apple cider is a natural partner for chai spices: cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, and fresh ginger. Let everything infuse for an hour, or if you really want the flavor of the spices to come through, chill overnight.


  • 6 cups apple cider

  • 2 small cinnamon sticks

  • 9 cardamom pods, crushed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons black peppercorns

  • 6 slices (each ⅛ inch thick) unpeeled fresh ginger

  • 4 whole cloves


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 1 hour, or for more flavor, refrigerate up to overnight. Strain. Reheat before serving.

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