How to Make Delicious Hot Apple Cider in a Jar

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Hot Apple Cider In A Jar

As soon as the weather cools off, out come the sweaters, thick socks and hot apple cider! When I catch a whiff of apple cider simmering on the stove, it immediately makes me think of autumn. Since I love putting things in mason jars, I decided to make Hot Apple Cider In A Jar. Last fall, I made a Caramel Apple In A Jar and I loved how it turned out. What is so fun about these jars is that they are interactive. You have all of the ingredients in the jar, make the cider in the jar and drink it right from the jar!

Apple Cider Jar Supplies

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 large mason jar
  • 1 small bottle of apple juice
  • 4 wrapped caramels
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • smidgen of ground nutmeg
  • smidgen of ground cloves
  • baker’s twine
  • waxed paper
  • cheesecloth or muslin
  • 2 paper straws
  • washi tape
  • glue stick
  • printer
  • extra large cupcake wrapper (or mason jar lid)

Apple Cider Jar Tag

Before assembling the jar, put together a few of the items that will go in the jar. First, gather the caramels up in a piece of cheesecloth or muslin and tie with baker’s twine. Next, cut a long, narrow rectangle out of the waxed paper that measures about 6 inches by 2 1/2 inches. Fold in half and glue the sides together to make a pocket. Mix together 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, a smidgen of ground nutmeg and a smidgen of ground cloves. Put the spices into the waxed paper pocket, fold the top over and seal with a piece of washi tape. Then, print out the labels, cut out the two circles and glue them together. Punch a hole in the top and sting the baker’s twine through the hole. You can download the printable here:

Hot Apple Cider In A Jar Printable

Hot Apple Cider Mason Jar

Carefully fit everything into the jar. The mason jar cup I purchased didn’t come with a lid and the lids I have at home are either too big or too small to fit it. So, I covered the top with an extra large, white cupcake liner and held it in place with the baker’s twine.

Apple Cider Mason Jar

Making the hot apple cider couldn’t be easier. The instructions on the back of the tag are as follows: Pour apple juice into jar. Add spices and an unwrapped caramel or two. Heat in microwave for 2-3 minutes. Stir well. Garnish with cinnamon sticks. Enjoy!

Photo Credits: Tonia Larson

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