Homemade Hot Apple Cider Spice Mix recipe with printable gift tag – the perfect easy DIY Christmas gift. Stir into hot apple cider for a delicious drink!
My sister in law gave a jar full of an amazing apple cider spice mix for Christmas last year. I loved it so much I hardly dared to use any of it because I was scared I’d run out of it too fast. But of course it eventually happened and I had to recreate it in my kitchen.
It turned into this recipe for homemade Hot Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice Mix, which is so easy to make with just a few ingredients.
This makes for the perfect DIY Christmas food gift! I like to gift it with a bottle of nice apple juice (or red wine!) that people can stir this into. It’s always very well received.
If you want to make this as a gift, check out the section below for my packaging instructions, and to download my label for printing and using.
Recommended gift packaging
Please note: I used 8-oz jars for the images, but you can use 4-oz jars just as well if it’s for a small present, or if you’re making a large amount (eg as party favors).
For an apple juice to gift these with, these look nice (and can be prime’d in fast if you’re as last minute with your gifts as I often am 😉):
Don’t worry, you don’t need to enter your eMail address or anything to get them, they’re absolutely free from me to you.
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Hot Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice Mix
- see notes for my recommended gift packaging
- 4 cups sugar
- 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- ½ tablespoon ground nutmeg
- ½ tablespoon ground cloves
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and fill into individual jars.
- Use about 1 tablespoon per quart of liquid. Less sweet liquids (like wine or cranberry juice) can use a little more.