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Mexican Spice Cider Recipe


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!”


  • 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


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.