Spiced Cider Cocktail

Serves 1

As soon as the leaves start to change colors, spiked ciders start to appear on menus. Here’s an easy cocktail to make at home with or without alcohol. You can easily multiply the ingredients to increase the number of servings.



  • 4 ounces ginger ale
  • 4 ounces apple cider
  • 2 ounces dark rum, optional
  • Ice
  • 1 cinnamon stick for garnish


Place the ginger ale, cider and rum, if using, in a large glass or shaker. Gently shake or stir. Serve drink over ice with a cinnamon stick garnish.

Nutrition Analysis: 100 cal, 0 g fat, 0 mg chol, 25 mg sodium, 26 g carbs, 26 g sugar, 0 g protein.

Laura Hahn, author of the cookbook Around the World, One Gluten-Free Meal at a Time, is a regular contributor to Gluten-Free Living. She also blogs about gluten-free food at GuiltFreeFoodieCutie.com.