A couple of weeks ago, I shared a recipe for Caramel Apple Cider with Cinnamon Whipped Cream. This is a great and easy recipe for making a gourmet, delicious apple cider. But sometimes I want something that’s a lot faster to make, and in those cases, I make this super easy instant Apple Spiced Cider.
Super Easy Instant Apple Spiced Cider Recipe
- 1 package Alpine Spiced Cider Apple Flavor Drink Mix
- ~1 Tbsp. Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
- Add hot water and brew the apple cider according to instructions.
- Add ¾-1 Tbsp Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup. More for more spice. Less for less spice.
- Stir and enjoy!
I’ve been using the Alpine Spiced Cider for a few years as a nice “instant” apple cider mix. While I liked it, there was something missing…that extra bit of oomph or spice flavor that I often look for in a spiced cider. Then I recalled how much I like Starbucks’s Caramel Apple Spice.
Do you know what Starbucks uses to add the “spice” to their Caramel Apple Spice? If you guessed “their Cinnamon Dolce Syrup” then you get a virtual gold star. If it was good enough for Starbucks, I wondered how it would work with my instant cider mix.
Just add a few pumps (about 3/4-1 Tbsp) of the Cinnamon Dolce Syrup to the cider and bah-da-bing, bah-da-boom – Super Easy Instant Apple Spiced Cider that has a lovely cinnamon spice flavor without any simmering or brewing.
It doesn’t get much easier than that.