Copy Cat Starbucks Apple Cider

Create your favorite cider at home with this quick and easy Starbucks Copy Cat recipe.

Copy Cat Starbucks Apple Cider

Are you as excited for fall as I am?! The cooler weather means boots, chunky sweaters and lots of soups and warm drinks. We’ve had unseasonably warm weather the last few weeks so I haven’t been able to take advantage of the boots and sweaters yet but you can bet the first day of fall (and several days after) we’ve enjoyed some delicious soups and tasty drinks. Our favorite soup is definitely Tomato Basil and we’ve been sipping on hot cocoa almost every night.

Then the other day we were at play group and one of the moms made a super yummy apple cider. I had asked her for the recipe and she told me it was this Starbucks Copy Cat Caramel Cider. Creating our favorite restaurants recipes at home is one of my favorite things to do! Before we had kids, my husband and I used to go out to eat every day. Not only is that not in the budget anymore with a growing family, but taking two toddlers out anywhere is more work than it is fun.

Copy Cat Starbucks Apple Cider

So as soon as I got home I made a cup of this cider for my hubby to have him taste it. He really liked it but suggested I use the mulling spice we had from his mom to give it more of an authentic cider taste. And he was so right; the mulling spice gave it just the right extra kick of spice and hint of citrus. I got a caramel apple cider from Starbucks the next day just to see if it tasted similar and our recipe was spot on! We now have a new favorite fall and winter drink, apple cider.

Copy Cat Starbucks Apple Cider

0 from 0 votes
Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 12.10.49 PM
Copy Cat Starbucks Apple Cider
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
5 mins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bag of mulled spice
  • whipped cream
  • caramel
  • For the Cinnamon Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  1. Heat water in microwave for 2 minutes. Steep spices for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add 4 Tbsp of cinnamon syrup.
  3. Top with whipped cream and caramel.
  4. For Cinnamon Syrup:
  5. Bring water and sugars to a boil and stir in cinnamon.
  6. Keep syrup in fridge for up to one month.
Recipe Notes

You can store the Cinnamon Syrup in the fridge for up to one month.
You can substitute 1 cup apple juice for the water and mulled spice bag.

Copy Cat Starbucks Apple Cider

You can easily make this recipe for a party too. In a crockpot add 10 cups of water and 5 bags of mulling spice. Heat on low for 2 hours. What’s your favorite fall recipe? For more tasty recipes and fun fall crafts follow Tastefully Frugal over on Facebook and Pinterest.

  • comment
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Google+
  • Stumble
  • Email
  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


    Sara Beth

    so wait… your apple cider has no apple in it? I’m confused!

      Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal

      Hey Sara Beth! Mulling Spices are often used to make apple cider and when mixed with water give the taste of apples. You can also substitute 1 cup of apple juice for the 1 cup of water and mulling spices. Hope that helps :)