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(Easy) Spiked Cider Holiday Punch Recipe

Make this easy spiked cider whiskey punch in batches to save time and allow guests to serve themselves. It's the perfect holiday cocktail for parties and can be served hot or cold.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: apple cider recipe, christmas cocktail, holiday cocktail, holiday punch, spiked cider
Servings: 12 cocktails
Calories: 253kcal


  • 4 cups of whiskey depending on how strong you like your drinks
  • 6 cups of cider steer clear of any apple juice from concentrate
  • .5 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • .5 cup of water if you skip on using ice, double this amount
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp nutmeg
  • cinnamon sticks, apple slices, and orange rounds (optional to float on top)


  • Combine whiskey, cider, lemon juice, and water.
  • Sprinkle in cinnamon and nutmeg. Then stir.
  • Pour over ice and add cinnamon sticks, apple slices, and orange rounds for top floaters.


TIP: If it's an especially blistering winter evening, try making this recipe over the stove in a big pot for a warm drink everyone can sip on.
Hold the cinnamon sticks, and add them in as you serve as a little garnish.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg