Gingery White Wine Cider

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

45 minutes; 5 minutes active



This versatile cocktail can be served chilled or warmed, depending on your mood. Here a dry white wine and a generous amount of fresh ginger make the cider lighter than the classic mulled cider.


  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Pinot Grigio or other dry white wine
  • 2 star anise, for garnish


In a one-quart pot, combine the cider, ginger slices and one cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and let the mixture stand for 30 minutes to infuse. Chill if desired. Remove the ginger and cinnamon stick, and stir in the white wine. To serve warm, place the mixture over low heat and warm just to desired temperature. Pour into two mugs and garnish with a fresh cinnamon stick and star anise.

Serving Suggestion

Pair this drink with Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Nutritional Information

83 calories, 0 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 22 mg. sodium, 5 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 0 g. protein