Bookish Recipe | The Assassin’s Daughter Cider

Today happened to be one of the most autumn-feeling days of October so far. The morning was cold and gray but gave way to a sunny and bright blue sky. A lovely day to do all the fall things like wearing a favorite flannel shirt, admiring decorative pumpkins and fall flowers, and enjoying something warm to drink!

Confession time: I’ve never made cider before today. However, one of my fall to-dos was to make something inspired by TAD—and a recipe seemed liked a fun thing to try!

The Assassin’s Daughter takes place in autumn, and the characters can be spotted sipping a cozy cup of cider a couple times throughout the story. It’s also one of Kat’s favorite treats (aside from peppermint candies)!

So if you’ve ever fancied joining Katira and Edellion for a cup of cider, this quick recipe is the next best thing!
The Assassin’s Daughter Cider Recipe

3 cups apple juice
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon honey
1 cinnamon stick
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon lemon juice*

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and bring cider to a simmer and let cook for about ten minutes. Enjoy!  (Makes about four servings.)

* For a sweeter cider, skip the lemon juice. I added it to balance out the honey’s sweetness!
Do you have a favorite book-inspired recipe?


  1. This sounds absolutely delicious! I've never made my own cider before. I should try this sometime! Thank you for sharing! ^_^

  2. My family has a recipe for hot apple cider, but it differs quite a bit from yours---MUST TRY this!!! Thanks for posting! You've got me in the mood for cider now. . . ;D


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