Mexican Spice Cider Recipe

Mexican Spice Cider Recipe
Staff Writer
The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

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
156
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
18g
20%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
54µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
77mg
100%
Calcium, Ca
46mg
5%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
70µg
2%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
48mg
7%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
51mg
3%
Water
226g
8%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.