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Deliciously cosy mulled cider recipe that’s perfect for sipping this autumn. Sweet, spicy, warming and oh so autumnal!

Mmmmm the scent of warm alcoholic mulled cider recipe wafting though the house smells just delicious. In fact I think it smells of autumn!

This is a great drink to serve to guests as they arrive at autumn or winter parties, or perfect for sipping as you sit around a bonfire. And best of all, it’s really, really easy to make.

mulled cider with oranges and spices floating in the pan, next to the pan is two enamel mugs filled with cider with apple star shapes floating on top. Pan and cups are nestled amongst fallen orange leaves

Mulled Cider Spices

To make our delicious hot mulled cider recipe you’ll need a few warming spices. For every 1.5 litres of cider we use the following spice mix

  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 star anise
  • 6 cloves

You can add a couple of juniper berries to the mix if you like.

Mulled Cider Ingredients

mulled cider ingredients - apple cider in a pan, orange slices and mulled cider spices on a saucer ready to go into the pan

You’ll just need a handful of ingredients for this seasonal mulled cider recipe

  • 1.5 litres of cider – this is nice made with apple cider or cranberry apple cider works really well too and has a bit of a festive vibe.
  • 2 thick slices of fresh orange
  • 1 set of mulled cider spices – see above

How to make mulled cider

mulled cider in a saucepan with mulled cider spices and orange slices

To make our best mulled cider recipe it’s super easy!

Just pour 1.5 litres of apple cider into a saucepan, add a couple of slices of orange, a cinnamon stick, a pinch of grated nutmeg, a few cloves and a couple of star anise.

Then gently simmer and let the warming spices flavour the cider.

Pour into mugs and decorate with apple shapes if you like.

Loads more ideas for family celebrations here!

To make the floating apple decorations for on the top of the cider just thickly slice a couple of apples and then use a cookie cutter to cut out the star shapes.

Make warmed apple cider your way…

  • use pear cider or the flavoured apple ciders like apple and cranberry or apple and blueberry.
  • add juniper berries – I do sometimes add juniper berries – although they remind me of Medieval Halls for some reason!

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What food to serve with mulled cider

  • Pulled Pork – deliciously slowly cooked in a rich smoky BBQ sauce, pulled and stuffed into toasted brioche rolls. So good!
  • Ultimate Sausage Sandwich oh these are just the BEST sausage sandwiches, lightly toasted bread topped with caramelised onions, rocket, sausages and Parmesan shavings. Delicious!

More warming winter drinks to try

  • Mulled wine – simmer up a pot of festive mulled wine with this really simple recipe.

Get more easy Christmas recipes here

Yield: Serves 4

Delicious mulled apple cider

mulled cider with oranges and spices floating in the pan, next to the pan is two enamel mugs filled with cider with apple star shapes floating on top. Pan and cups are nestled amongst fallen orange leaves

Delicious autumnal beverage of hot mulled cider

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 litres of apple cider
  • 2 slices of orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 star anise
  • 6 cloves

Instructions

  1. Pour the cider into a saucepan and add the oranges, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves and star anise. Gently warm.
  2. Pour into mugs using a sieve to catch the spices.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gProtein: 1g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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