Cocktail Time with a Southern Deck the Halls, Y’all!

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Cocktail time with a Southern Deck the Halls, Y’all! We are exploring an adult apple cider. A sweet, cinnamon, delicious, spiced apple drink that will warm you up from the inside out!

Glass of Southern Deck the Halls on a serving plate.

Who Doesn’t Love Something Warm & Delicious to Sip On?

Glad you asked…me, that is if you want me to include anything cinnamon, apple and alcohol. I know there are many out there who love a nice hot cider. I just never have. BUT – this recipe kinda changed that.

Why Deck the Halls different from other hot ciders?

I think this Southern Deck the Halls Cider is different because of the perfect blend of a sweet, cinnamon red-hot and that of real cinnamon spice. Not to mention the amazing blend of alcohol and liqueurs. All of this is added to a great base of 100% apple juice.

Southern Deck the Halls pin 2.

Does Southern Deck the Halls Have to Have the Alcohol?

Does the Southern Deck the Halls have to have alcohol? No, not really, but then again it would just be a Southern Hot Apple Cider. It would not necessarily set you in the mood to be decking the halls, nor singing Fa, la, la, la… But if you want to share with little’s just serve there’s in a different looking cup for no mix ups, then get on with the merriment of the additional ingredients that makes you “love” adulting.

When is a Good Time for a Cup of Deck the Halls?

When fall rolls in the wind blows, cold and the leaves begin to drift down from the branches, that is when I start thinking about something warm and tasty for sipping. By the time Thanksgiving takes place, it will be perfect timing to consider a simple, warm, “fired-up” fragrant cocktail. Maybe even a week or two before – just depends on when you decide to take the tinsel out and start trimming the tree. This will definitely set you in the holiday frame of mind and lift the spirits! Just remember it’s for sipping – slowly, it packs a powerful punch.

Deck the Halls

serving sizes:

You may notice that the video amounts vary from the recipe. If you do, then know this, after we had made the video, everyone had tried it. They loved it. So, I couldn’t just send you on your way with a two serving size amount to print off. I did a 4 serving recipe. If you need less half everything!

Tasty Treat to Partner Up with Your Delish Drink:

Jenn Summers posted a fantastic recipe for homemade sugar cookies that seem to be a perfect pairing for this Deck the Halls delight. Pop on over to The Old Summers Home to pick up this buttery, sweet treat.

Don’t Forget the Rest of the 12 Tipsy Day Recipes:

Day 1 was a taste bud twist with a tangy delish Southern Cranberry Crush.

Day 2 took caffeine to a whole new level by adding some fabulous liqueurs for a Southern White Chocolate Chata Café.

Day 3 Blew it out with a Southern Blue Blitzen, which is a blue fruity mix. It is perfect by the glass or has instructions for a big batch.

OR… If you want to find them all in one place at a time just go to the full 12 Tipsy Day Recipes! I will continue to add all of them to the list in that post, too.

Hope you try them and let me know what ya think in the comments or by rating it. Thanks y’all!

A glass of Southern Deck the Halls Apple Cider

Southern Deck the Halls

Adult Apple Cider
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • 4 cups Apple Juice
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 2 T Red Hots
  • 2 T Grand Gala
  • 2 oz Fireball
  • 2 oz Rock Town Apple Pie Liqueur


  • Add the first 3 ingredients into sauce pan bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer for a minimum of 5 minutes. Turn low to keep warm till you serve. As you serve, you add the alcohol at that time, so not to cook the alcohol out.
Keyword Apple Cider, Christmas cocktail, cocktail, Fireball, Winter Cocktail, Winter drink
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Happy Holidays & keep Deckin’ the Halls! May it be a real rhapsodyville, miracle filled season.



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