Mexican Spice Cider Recipe

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Mexican Spice Cider Recipe
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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
217
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves
  • 4 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 2 guajillo chiles, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
0.4g
0.6%
Sugar
23g
N/A
Protein
0.5g
1.1%
Carbs
30g
10%
Vitamin A
5µg
1%
Vitamin C
13mg
21%
Vitamin E
0.1mg
0.7%
Vitamin K
1µg
1%
Calcium
54mg
5%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
6µg
2%
Iron
0.5mg
3%
Magnesium
16mg
4%
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.4%
Phosphorus
22mg
3%
Polyunsaturated
0.1g
N/A
Potassium
278mg
8%
Sodium
12mg
N/A
Zinc
0.1mg
0.9%

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