Mulled Apple Cider – Simple or Spiked

mulled ciderMulled Hot Apple Cider is literally fall in your mouth. It’s warming on a cold day, and it has the flavor of the holidays in every sip. Lots of fancy kitchen stores sell expensive mulling spices, but honestly, they go bad after a 6 months, and you probably won’t finish all of them before apple cider is out of season and hard to find. As long as you have some fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves and oranges, you can mull cider that will have the freshest flavor possible. And the good news is, these are all ingredients you’ll most likely have around for holiday baking and recipes! Check out the video and recipe, posted below.

Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

  • 1/2 Gallon Local Apple Cider (look for no preservatives added)
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 Whole Cloves
  • 2” Ginger, sliced
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1.5 ounces whiskey per mug of cider (optional)

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to simmer. Keep it simmering for 15 minutes and then serve! Garnish with orange wedges or extra cinnamon sticks. If you want to keep it warm all night long, heat it up in a slow cooker then leave it on low- it’s the perfect way for party guests to help themselves to warm cider all night long! And of course, the cider is delicious when spiked with your favorite whiskey. Now THAT should warm your soul!