How to…serve hot spiced cider at wedding

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 2
45649 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

KKATIEB: I doubt that it is safe to place glass jars on a hot plate.

If you rent this type of carafe, you coud make an insulated cover in the fabric of your choice- basically a tube of fabric.

restaurant supply places may have a black electric soup kette to rent. The nice thing about them is that they are plain and all black.

a copper kettle on a hot plate will look great

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or a copper dutch oven

If you have a large number of guests, you could use an igloo cooler (which also keeps drinks hot)- you would have to heat the cider in something else

and make a wrap for it like a keg wrap



Post # 3
2505 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My friend had a really elegant wedding, but served hot cider just in an igloo server type thing.  It was in the cocktail area, and not her formal reception space, so I didn’t think anything of it.  You could definitely make a pretty cover for them though.  

Post # 4
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

How to serve hot spiced cider? With rum!  

Post # 5
11336 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

KKATIEB: Mmmm I love this idea. From seeing your thread title, I’m now craving this lol. I like julies1949: idea of getting a fabric warmer as this could then tie in with your colours.

Post # 6
2352 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

KKATIEB:  IDK how set you are on serving it warm but we’ve decided to have glass jugs of cold cider and a menu of suggested “spikes” for it.  People can serve themselves then take it to the bar for a shot of something.  

Post # 7
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Thanks for asking this question! I will probably want to serve hot cider & spiced wine at ours, so it’s good to keep logistics like this in mind.

Post # 9
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Bartram's Garden

Seconding the copper kettle!  A red flag goes up for me when i think about guests serving themselves hot beverages, but the kettle idea seems rather fool proof, yet still pretty.

Post # 10
43 posts
  • Wedding: October 2018


KKATIEB:  I really want to do this too. While these suggestions are all great, I was hoping for the large glass jars too. Let me know if you find another way please!

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