Apple Cider Recipe

Citrus Caramel Apple Cider

Citrus Caramel Apple Cider

If there ever was a time when extra cheer was needed, surely it’s the holiday season of 2020. The Nomad Cook creates a simply perfect Apple Cider recipe.

We’re not sure about you, but here at Simply Bare we started decorating, making tasty treats and yummy drinks earlier in the month than usual. With that in mind, we’ve asked our friend Travis Petersen (aka The Nomad Cook) to help us get in the spirit with some holiday drinks inspired by BC Organic Apple Toffee.

This Citrus Caramel Apple Cider is exactly what the season calls for. Even better, it’s decadent and delicious and super easy to make at home. Here’s how.


  • 12 oz apple cider
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 lemon peel
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • ½ vanilla pod
  • ½ tsp whole cloves
  • ½ tsp allspice powder
  • caramel toffee to drizzle


  1. In a medium sized pot add the apple cider, orange juice, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, large wedge lemon peel, vanilla pod, cloves and allspice.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce it to a simmer for 10 minutes uncovered.
  3. Pour through a mesh strainer twice into another bowl to separate the cider from the aromatics.
  4. Drizzle with caramel and garnish with lemon peel twirl.

Chefs Prep Notes:

  • Peel lemon; make one thin twirl peel and one large wedge peel.
  • Split vanilla pod.
  • Preheat caramel toffee.


Terpene Notes:

Terpenes are known as the aromatic properties giving cannabis its distinct smells, from floral and earthy notes to musky and citrusy ones. The terpene Limonene, found in Simply Bare’s BC Organic Apple Toffee cultivar, delivers a unique, fresh aroma, which can be quite energizing. Limonene is also found in citrus fruits, mint and juniper, to name a few, and the lemon peel in this recipe reflects this terpene perfectly, with its fresh, citrus punch to the nose!