Warm apple ginger cider is a cider that is served during the winter months at our local bakery Manresa Bread here in Los Gatos, California. Their hot apple cider has to be my daughter Anjali’s all-time favorite drink.
Any time Hitesh stops by the bakery he comes home with Manresa’s apple ginger cider for her. She could drink it all year long if only Manresa would sell it all-year round. But alas it is only available in the winter months. So what does Anjali do the rest of the year when she craves apple ginger cider? I make it at home. With warming fresh ginger, slices of fresh orange, and sweet cinnamon – apple ginger cider is the perfect drink on a cool afternoon at any time of the year. Give it a try!
Warm Apple Ginger Cider
makes 4 mugs
- 4 cups all natural apple juice
- 3 inch piece of ginger skin removed and finely grated or minced
- 2 slices of orange from one half orange and 2 more slices for garnish
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- A few whole cloves if you like
- Add all the ingredients in a pot and warm through until the apple cider comes to a low boil.
- Strain the cider into mugs and garnish with orange slice before serving.
Cook’s Notes: Adjust the ginger and orange slices according to your taste. Add more or less ginger depending on how “spicy” you want the cider. Orange slices melow out the sweetness of the apple juice. We noticed that without the orange slices the apple cider can be a little too sweet.
Sipping Cider with My Sweetheart
by Phillip Garcia on Poetrysoup.com
“Sipping warm-apple cider, neither one of us spoke
as we imagined, in tandem, our journey to endless unknowns,
both so mesmerized by possibility’s euphoric beauty.”
24 thoughts on “Warm Apple Ginger Cider”
Hi Kalpana, it was awesome!
That’s great! Thanks for letting me know!!
I don’t get downtown much anymore. I will be there in the morning.
Manresa is pricey but its a nice indulgence once in a while to grab a cider and pastry early in the morning when the whole town is still in bed. ☕️🍩
You know, I have not been downtown since Gilley’s closed. I do not want to know what is happening there yet. When I picked up my mail on Sunday, I drove ‘around’ downtown to get to the other side.
A lot of changes happening in LG downtown! its becoming a popular place to walk around.
It has always been popular, and has always been evolving. We natives have not felt completely at home there for a long time.
Kalps !!!! i love this version of Apple Cider Ginger !!!! This is a great Diet Tip for a long standing diabetic when One blends Apples with Orange juice and Ginger and not to forget Cinnamon.. It suppresses appetite in a natural fashion and helps Glycemic Control . I add a little turmeric too. A wonderful Drink for Weight loss too .
Thank you my sweetheart.
Wow, I had no idea this combination in an apple cider was so good for the health, this is an added bonus! Thanks for the tip on adding turmeric.
Kalps, The Golden Milk – A drink my mom used to make for us when we were kids during Delhi’s harsh Winter months. She used to warm a cup of Milk and add fresh Powdered Turmeric along with some ground Cinnamon/Cloves and a teeny weeny spoon of Honey … Great for preventing Coughs/Colds.
Kalps: Since you love Quotes – this one is for you!
Give and Take… For to the bee, a flower is a fountain of life And to the flower, a bee is a messenger of love And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy. – Kahlil Gibran
see my profile with the Golden Milk
A must try juice 🥤😋
Its delicious, I hope you like it.
Hi Kalpana, thanks for sharing🙏. I’ll give it a try this weekend. I believe this was Hitesh’s ‘assignment’ for Thanksgiving. How did he fare?😊
Hitesh did well with this recipe, but he will be te first to tell you how can he mess up this recipe ? 😀 Let me know how you like it Stella.
Sounds lovely and easy to make, thank you
It really is a simple recipe with delicious results. Grated ginger adds a lot of flavor and the orange slices give a hint of oange flavor and also mellows out the sweetness of the apple juice.I hope you like it.
Cool, I will be sure to make some 😛
Looks warm and inviting. Will try it soon.
Thanks! Make it for your holiday party! I’ll help you.
Such a nice share !
Thank you! 😊
Manresa opening all day cafe in Campbell !!
Oh wow, thats awesome! The Manresa in LG only sells breads and pastries and coffee not sandwiches or place to sit. Just pick up and go.