Apple Pear and Brandy Cider

A simple holiday favorite, this is my go-to beverage recipe for holiday gatherings. 

Course Drinks
Keyword cider
Servings 8 people
Calories 135 kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups unfiltered organic apple cider or juice
  • 2 1/4 cups unfiltered organic pear cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup brandy or more if you like
  • 1 ripe pear peeled and cored
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream


  1. In a large blender, puree the apple cider, pear cider, brandy, pear, whipping cream, cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and ginger until smooth and frothy.

  2. Empty the mixture into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes before ladling the brandy cider into mugs. Add a dollop of whipped cream and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Pear and Brandy Cider
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 189mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 30.5%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.