Caramel Apple Cider with Salty-Sweet Rim Recipe -
Caramel Apple Cider with Salty-Sweet Rim Recipe
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Caramel Apple Cider with Salty-Sweet Rim

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"Hot apple cider with caramel is served in a mug rimmed with spiced sugar for a warming drink on a chilly day."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. To make the drink rimmer, mix sugar, Diamond Crystal® Fine Sea Salt, and spice blend on a small saucer. Pour caramel sauce on another small saucer.
  2. Dip the rim of a mug or heatproof glass into the caramel sauce, evenly coating the rim. Then, dip into the rimmer mixture.
  3. Heat the apple cider and caramel candy in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir frequently until candies have melted.
  4. Ladle hot caramel apple cider into the spice-rimmed mug.
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  • Cargill Culinary Team

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Nov 09, 2014

This was very good! We really enjoyed the drink rimmer and the slight caramel flavor from the candies. I may even add a few more candies next time. Hubby said all it needed was a splash (or two) of spiced rum, lol. I only had short cinnamon sticks, so they, of course, fell to the bottom. I would totally make this again! Thanks for sharing. :)

Nov 26, 2014

What a delicious fall drink! Perfect for a snowy day! The sweet/salty rim was perfect, and the hot cider had a great caramel flavor. I didn't have caramel sauce for the rim, so I dipped it in pumpkin butter from Trader Joe's which gave it added flavor. Oh, and I used 3 caramel candies in the drink. Thanks for the great recipe!


5 Ratings

Nov 21, 2014

This was heavenly! What a nice, cozy drink to sip on a cold winter day. I didn't have any apple pie spice (no cardamom in the house), so I used pumpkin pie spice in it's place. It was fantastic!

Nov 22, 2014

I love this! Had some leftover salted caramel in the fridge, so used it to rim the cup (after heating to soften), as well as place a generous dollop inside to melt as I stirred in the hot apple cider. I had some trouble getting the caramel to stick to the rim, so I'm sure honey would be better for that, but the flavor was EXCELLENT, and the little hardened bits of spiced, salted caramel along the edges were divine! Totally an easy indulgence on a cold winter night, and I can't wait to try this rimmer method on a holiday cocktail as well!! :)

Nov 09, 2014

What an incredible fall treat! I rimmed my mug with honey, brown sugar and flaky sea salt. I also used an unfiltered honey crisp apple cider. I plan to use this recipe throughout the fall and winter for a warm pick me up! I heated my cider in the microwave and omitted the apple pie spice as we are out of it.


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  • Calories
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 74.3 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 1913 mg
  • 77%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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