By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. View our Privacy Policy for more information.

Delicious Apple Cider Drink Recipes to Spice Up Your Fall Entertaining

Carl Heinrichs, owner of Quagga Designs.
Written by,

Carl Heinrichs

CEO of Quagga

Are you ready to elevate your fall entertaining game with some delicious apple cider drink recipes? Look no further! We have some exciting news and refreshing treats in store for you. Whether you prefer a homemade slushie or a tempting apple cider sangria, we've got you covered. So sit back, relax, and get ready to indulge in a relaxing Sunday filled with delightful flavors.

Exciting News!

Are you ready for some exciting news? We have a special treat in store for you – a recipe that is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser! Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a refreshing treat that will leave your guests wanting more. Let's dive in and make our very own homemade slushies using apple cider. This icy delight is perfect for those warm fall afternoons when you need a little pick-me-up.

A Refreshing Treat: Homemade Slushies Recipe

Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure? Here's what you'll need:


  • 4 cups of apple cider
  • 2 cups of ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Fresh apple slices for garnish

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, let's get started on the instructions:


  1. In a blender, combine the apple cider, ice cubes, lemon juice, and honey. This magical combination of flavors will create a symphony of taste that will dance on your palate.
  2. Blend until smooth and slushy. Watch as the ingredients come together, transforming into a frosty concoction that will transport you to a world of pure delight.
  3. Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh apple slices. The vibrant colors of the apple slices will add a touch of elegance to your slushies, making them visually appealing as well.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy! Take a moment to savor the refreshing goodness of your homemade slushies. The crispness of the apple cider combined with the coolness of the ice cubes will invigorate your senses and leave you feeling revitalized.

These homemade slushies are not only delicious but also incredibly refreshing. Your guests will be delighted by this unique twist on a classic drink. Imagine the joy on their faces as they take their first sip and experience the burst of flavors that will transport them to autumnal bliss. The sweetness of the apple cider, the tanginess of the lemon juice, and the hint of honey will create a symphony of taste that will leave them craving for more.

So, what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients, fire up your blender, and let the magic begin. Whether you're hosting a fall gathering or simply want to treat yourself to a special indulgence, these homemade slushies are the perfect choice. Get ready to impress your guests and make memories that will last a lifetime. Cheers to the joy of homemade delights!

Indulge in a Relaxing Sunday with Apple Cider Sangria and a Delicious Graze Board

There's something about Sundays that calls for relaxation and indulgence. It's the one day of the week where you can truly unwind and take some time for yourself. And what better way to do that than with a glass of apple cider sangria and a scrumptious graze board? It's the perfect combination of flavors and textures that will make your Sunday even more special.

Imagine yourself sitting on a cozy porch, surrounded by the crisp autumn air. The leaves are gently falling from the trees, creating a colorful carpet on the ground. You take a sip of the apple cider sangria, and instantly, you're transported to a world of warmth and comfort.

Sip and Savor: Easy Sangria Recipe for a Lazy Sunday

Now, let's talk about the star of the show - the apple cider sangria. This easy recipe will make your lazy Sunday even more enjoyable. Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of brandy
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • Sliced apples and oranges for garnish

Now that you have all the ingredients, let's get started:

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the red wine, apple cider, orange juice, brandy, and maple syrup. The combination of these flavors will create a symphony of taste that will dance on your palate.
  2. Stir well to combine. Make sure all the ingredients are fully incorporated, so every sip is a perfect balance of flavors.
  3. Add sliced apples and oranges for extra flavor. Not only will they add a pop of color to your sangria, but they will also infuse it with a subtle fruity sweetness.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld. This step is crucial as it allows the sangria to develop its full potential. The longer it sits, the more the flavors will marry together, creating a truly harmonious blend.
  5. When you're ready to enjoy your lazy Sunday, serve the sangria over ice. The coolness of the ice will add a refreshing touch to the already delightful drink.

Now that you have your apple cider sangria ready, it's time to think about the perfect accompaniment - a delicious graze board. Picture a wooden board filled with an assortment of cheeses, cured meats, and fruits. It's a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds.

When assembling your graze board, let your creativity run wild. Choose a variety of cheeses, such as creamy brie, sharp cheddar, and tangy goat cheese. Pair them with an array of cured meats, like prosciutto, salami, and chorizo. The combination of flavors and textures will create a symphony of taste that will leave you wanting more.

Don't forget to add some fresh fruits to your graze board. Slices of juicy pears, sweet grapes, and tart berries will add a burst of freshness to every bite. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can even include some dried fruits, like figs or apricots, for an extra touch of sweetness.

As you savor each bite of cheese, meat, and fruit, take a sip of the apple cider sangria. Let the flavors mingle on your palate, creating a sensory experience like no other. The richness of the sangria will complement the savory notes of the graze board, creating a harmonious blend that will transport your taste buds to autumn paradise.

So, this Sunday, treat yourself to a moment of pure indulgence. Pour yourself a glass of apple cider sangria, assemble a delicious graze board, and let the flavors of fall envelop you. It's the perfect way to relax, unwind, and savor the simple pleasures of life.

The Perfect Pairing: Mulled Cider Hot Toddy and a Cheese Plate

As the weather cools down and the leaves begin to change, there's nothing better than cozying up with a warm drink and a comforting snack. That's why we've prepared the perfect pairing – a mulled cider hot toddy paired with a delightful cheese plate.

Imagine yourself sitting by a crackling fire, wrapped in a cozy blanket, as the aroma of warm spices fills the air. The mulled cider hot toddy is the epitome of comfort and relaxation. It warms you from the inside out, soothing your soul with every sip.

Cozy Up with a Mulled Cider Hot Toddy Recipe


  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 ounces of whiskey


  1. In a saucepan, combine the apple cider, cinnamon stick, cloves, lemon slice, and honey. Allow the mixture to simmer, filling your kitchen with the delightful scent of fall.
  2. As the cider simmers, the flavors meld together, creating a harmonious blend of sweetness and spice. The cinnamon stick releases its warm, earthy aroma, while the cloves add a hint of exoticness.
  3. Once the mixture has simmered to perfection, remove it from the heat and strain it into mugs. The liquid is transformed into a rich, amber elixir, ready to be enjoyed.
  4. Add a shot of whiskey to each mug and stir gently. The whiskey adds a comforting warmth to the drink, enhancing the flavors of the cider and spices.
  5. Garnish your mulled cider hot toddy with a cinnamon stick or a slice of lemon. Not only do these garnishes add a touch of elegance, but they also infuse the drink with even more delightful aromas.
  6. Now, it's time to cozy up with your mug of mulled cider hot toddy and enjoy the warmth it brings. Sip slowly, allowing the flavors to dance on your tongue, and feel the stress of the day melt away.

Pair this comforting hot toddy with a cheese plate featuring an assortment of your favorite cheeses, crackers, and fruits. The combination of the warm flavors from the mulled cider and the rich, creamy cheeses will create a taste experience like no other.

Picture a wooden board adorned with an array of cheeses – a creamy brie, a tangy blue, and a sharp cheddar. Each cheese offers a unique flavor profile, enticing your taste buds with its distinct characteristics.

Spread a dollop of fig jam on a cracker and top it with a slice of brie. The sweetness of the jam complements the creamy, buttery texture of the cheese, creating a heavenly bite. Take a sip of your mulled cider hot toddy, and the combination of flavors is simply divine.

As you continue to explore the cheese plate, you'll discover other delightful pairings. The sharpness of the cheddar is perfectly balanced by a slice of crisp apple, while the blue cheese finds its match in a drizzle of honey.

Now that you have these delicious apple cider drink recipes and cheese pairing ideas, your fall entertaining will never be the same. Whether you're hosting a party or simply enjoying a lazy Sunday, these drinks and snacks are sure to impress. So gather your ingredients, grab your glasses, and let's raise a toast to the flavors of fall!

As you savor the rich flavors of fall with these apple cider drink recipes, why not enhance your cozy home atmosphere with the perfect addition from Quagga Designs? Our easy-to-assemble, MADE IN CANADA bed frames, like the versatile No-Fuss Plus and the elegant Tic-Tac-Toe, require no hardware and can be set up in less time than it takes to enjoy your homemade slushie or mulled cider. Embrace the change of seasons with our expandable and environmentally friendly bed frames, crafted with natural soy-based glue and FSC Certified wood, ensuring you sleep soundly with no formaldehyde and a commitment to sustainability. Plus, with our highly customizable designs, you can personalize your space just like you personalize your fall beverages. Ready to transform your bedroom and support our local economy? Check out our products and experience the Quagga difference, complete with a 100 night sleep trial and a 5-year warranty. Cheers to a delightful fall and an even more delightful rest!

Carl Heinrichs

CEO of Quagga
Carl Heinrichs is the Founder of Quagga, Canada's most innovative furniture design solutions that are easy to assemble and playfully made.

Recent Blog Posts