Cinnamon Citrus Cider

Cinnamon Citrus Cider

Cinnamon Citrus Cider

Nothing says fall like a cup of hot apple cider on a chilly autumn or winter day! Most ciders are full of added sugars, which makes them off limits for Maximized Living. This Cinnamon Citrus Cider recipe provides you with a maximized friendly version of your favourite comfort beverage. Keep it warm in a crock pot to serve at your holiday get-together or store in the fridge. Beware of the unbelievable smell this simple recipe will leave in your kitchen!

Cinnamon Citrus Cider Recipe

Serves 4-6


  • 5 cups organic apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole clove
  • 1 (1/2-inch-thick) orange slice with peel
  • 1 (1/2-inch-thick) lemon slice with peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Cinnamon sticks and/or thinly sliced apples for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine cider, cinnamon stick, clove, orange slice, lemon slice, and nutmeg in a medium saucepan;
    bring to a boil.
  2. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Strain cider mixture through a sieve into a bowl and discard solids.
  4. Garnish each serving with 1 cinnamon stick and a thin slice of apple, if desired.

Cinnamon Citrus Cider

Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website,, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More