If my honey & mint lemonade is my warm-weather drink, then spiced apple cider is definitely my cold weather drink. Not only for the warmth and flavor, but the aroma it sends through the house is out of bounds.
Mulling cider is super easy, and will make any fall gathering, no matter how small, feel special. 2 minutes of active prep time, 1 hour to steep, and so few ingredients. Most of which you may already have.
Mulled (Spiced) Apple Cider
- 1 gallon apple cider unfiltered is best
- 1 orange
- 1 tbsp allspice berries
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 apple
- 6 whole cloves
- Pour the cider into a large pot. Using a peeler, peel four pieces of skin from the orange (2-3 inches long) and add them to the cider. Cut the orange in half, and squeeze the juice from it into the cider.
- Add the allspice berries and cinnamon sticks. Poke the whole cloves into the flesh of the apple, and add that to the cider as well.
- Put the pot over medium low heat for 30 minutes, then turn the heat to low for another 30. Ladle into your fave mug and enjoy it so, so much.
There’s no packet of powder you can add to water that will taste anything like home-mulled apple cider. So if you’ve never done it, for real give it a try and let us know what you think.