I Made An Apple Cider Bar

October 21, 2021

This was a quick and easy set up!

I wanted something fun and fall-ish, and an apple cider bar sounded like a pretty good idea – complete with donuts. Let me tell you, this concept is unbelievably quick and easy, but is a huge hit while entertaining.  They’re fun to put together and a great way to celebrate the season. My apple cider bar went together in just a few minutes and is displayed in my kitchen on my large island.

There are many apple cider bar ideas out on Pinterest. Some of my inspiration came from Liz Marie Blog.

Just for the sake of this…I did not make the donuts.

If you are having guests over or just want to do something special for your family you can get pretty creative or just keep it simple.  

Apple cider is one of my favorite fall treats and is the perfect transition drink between summer and fall.

This is a cold cider bar.

This is apple juice.

Simple organic apple juice. I think this an easy “cheater” version using apple juice, which tastes just as good. 

I like things simple and quick, so this fit right in.

  1. Where to Begin
  2. 1. Beverage Container – Get a beverage container to serve the cider. Since this apple cider is cold I used a simple container purchased from Walmart.

2. Cider – Just mix together 1 bottle of apple juice (64 oz.), 5 cinnamon sticks, 2 tsp. cloves, and half of a lemon {sliced} in a pot and simmer for 30 minutes. (Recipe from: Clean & Scentsible) You can either serve it hot on those days that feel like fall or refrigerate it for those warmer days. I chose to serve it chilled.

3. The Apple Garnish – Slice the apples into thin circles for a pretty garnish. I liked how the apple looked cut into circles, in the cup, instead of slices but you can cut them however you would like. I used apple circles to garnishes in the apple cider as well.

4. On The Side – Additional garnishes were available: Apple slices, cinnamon sticks, pumpkin spice, whole cloves and ground cinnamon. Other garnish ideas you may consider for your cider bar could be sliced oranges, star anise, and maybe alcohol for a spiked cider(adults only)!

5. Sweets – Add desserts! All apple cider bars need treats! I picked up donuts, powdered sugar covered donut holes, and apple strudel bites. A pumpkin shaped jar of pretzels were added.

6. Fall Decor – A few decor items were added for additional eye appeal like the DIY apple cider sign, flowers – yellow mums, bowl of apples, and a vintage grain scoop filled with apples and candles.

I hope this inspires you to create & add an apple cider bar to your fall gatherings. This makes our friends and family feel special and visiting your home extra memorable!

Cheers!

2 thoughts on “I Made An Apple Cider Bar

  1. Love your Fall Decorations!
    My favorite ideas were the apple candles, the Raven poem in a frame and the frame with the glass painted with chalkboard paint. Great Ideas!

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