Mexican Spice Cider Recipe

Mexican Spice Cider Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Kick off the holiday festivities right with this spicy Mexican cider. It's packing some heat from guajillo chiles, enough to make one shout “Órale!”

5
Servings
749
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • cloves
  • 4 1/2  cups  apple cider
  • guajillo chiles, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
  • 1  cup  water
  • cinnamon sticks
  • slices orange
  • 7 1/2  ounces  tequila

Directions

Add the clove, apple cider, guajillo chiles, water, and 1 cinnamon stick to a pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Set out 5 cups. Muddle 1 orange per cup, add 1 ½ ounces tequila, and strain an equal amount of cider into each cup. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
56g
62%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
136g
100%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
52µg
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Calcium, Ca
135mg
14%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
13g
52%
Folate, total
54µg
14%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
165mg
52%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
461mg
66%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
910mg
61%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
85g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Mexican Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Mexican Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.