Hot Spiked Apple Cider with Brandy and Caramel

Three caramel apple hot toddy with whipped cream and caramel sauce dripping down the side. A small basket of dried sliced apples sit next to it. A colorful napkin sits next to the glasses.

5 from 3 reviews

The mingling of flavors in this cocktail makes it a perfect Fall or Winter drink. I’ve chosen apple brandy, apple cider, and a bit of caramel flavoring syrup. It is that simple. Top it off with homemade sweetened whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.


  • 14 oz Apple Cider
  • 14 oz Apple Brandy
  • 6 tablespoons Caramel Flavoring Syrup (in the coffee section - I prefer Torani))
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional)
  • Caramel Sauce for drizzling (optional) - recipe here


  • In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the 14 ounces of cider and 6 tablespoons of caramel syrup to a boil over medium-high heat and reduce to a simmer.
  • Add the 14 ounces of Apple Brandy, stir and remove the saucepan from the stovetop.
  • Divide and ladle into 4 - 8 ounce glass mugs.
  • Dollop chilled sweetened whipped cream on top (optional).
  • Drizzle caramel sauce over the whipped cream (optional).
  • Serve immediately while the cocktail is still warm.
  • Enjoy!


  • Some of the best and freshest ciders are found at your local apple orchard. Make a day of it with the family and go pick apples and grab a gallon of their apple cider while you're there. Choose an unfiltered cider which provides the best color and flavor.


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