Hot Mulled Apple Cider
May 31, 2016
On a cold day, there's nothing more comforting & delicious than sipping on this hot cider. The warm, soothing spices, citrus & apple are a blend made in heaven! Don't limit yourself to serving this hot, this cider also makes a very refreshing cold drink on a hot summer day.
Yield: 16 - 8 oz servings
1 gallon apple cider, unsweetened, unfiltered, not from concentrate
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
8 cinnamon sticks (optional: more for garnish)
2 organic oranges, unpeeled & sliced (optional: more for garnish)
1 organic lemon, unpeeled & sliced (optional: more for garnish)
1 Put all the ingredients, except the nutmeg, into a 7 quart slow cooker & give it a good stirring (see Tips# 1 & 2).
2 Cook on low heat for 3 to 3 1/2 hours till cider is hot & all the spices have flavored the cider (see Tip# 3). Keep the crock-pot on warm till you're done serving.
3 Ladle into serving glasses or small mugs & top with some fresh grated nutmeg (see Tip# 4). Garnish if you like & serve hot.
4 If there's any leftover after serving; strain out & discard all the solids. Store cider in the refrigerator, for up to a week, in tightly covered 1/2 gallon or quart glass jars.
Tips & Suggestions
1 If you don't want your spices floating freely in the cider, you can put them in a coffee filter or cheesecloth & tie it off with some kitchen twine.
2 You can cook this on the stove, in a stock pot, if you don't have a crock-pot.
3 If you want to hurry things along, you can set the crock-pot to high & only cook for an hour or more till cider is very hot.
4 In any recipe that calls for nutmeg, I always suggest using fresh grated nutmeg & not the store bought variety. The aroma & taste of fresh grated nutmeg is beyond compare!
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30 thoughts on “Hot Mulled Apple Cider”
Here it is raining, amazing recipe will try out for sure 🙂 perfect for this season !
Hope you love it Kalyon!
Omg this must taste and smell amazing!!! So perfect for Fall, I’m ready for the weather to cool off a little bit.
You & me both… I love Fall, it’s my favorite time of the year Sonila!
This is a perfect drink to try in fall. The flavors in it are sure to give enough warmth to you. Awesome recipe.
Thanks so much Lathiya!
Oh, I can’t wait until it’s cool enough to really appreciate a drink like this. I always love the flavor of star anise and am so happy now to have a recipe where I can make use of it. Mmm.
Thaks Beth! I love star anise too & have a few recipes I use it in. Hope you enjoy this my friend!
This is absolutely perfect for a cold-weather gathering of friends or maybe even curled up under a big soft blanket with no company at all! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
Love your description Angela, I can picture it 🙂 At my house it’s wonderful in front of the fireplace!
This is wonderful. I must try out this in home.
Thanks Anindya, hope you enjoy it!
I have made hot mulled wine but never hot cider. It sounds delicious. Love all the autumn flavours! Great idea to keep it warm in the crock-pot while serving!
Oooh hot mulled wine sounds divine! Hope you try this & love it Jacqui!
What a wonderful fall recipe!
I love apple cider but they don’t sell it here in Japan. I’ll have to try making it myself this winter 🙂
That’s a shame Ai, hope you can find an easy cider recipe!
ooooo love apple cider. this looks so good.
Thanks so much Aimee!
This looks like a wonderful drink for the upcoming fall season. Perfect for a cold day!
Thanks Patrice, hope you enjoy it!
This sounds so amazing in warm weather. I’m going to have to give it a try!
You’ll love it I’m sure Erika!
It’s the besssst time of the year when its APPLE CIDER Time!! This looks so good and has the perfect blend of spices!!
Thanks Josi, glad you think so!
This looks so amazing and comforting and Just in time for Fall! My favorite season
Thanks Felicia… Fall is my favorite season too 🙂
Hey Simone!! …waving!
This sounds WONDERFUL! Mmmm…!!!
Blessings, dear girl,
Cindy, DIY Bohemian
Glad you think so Cindy! Thanks for stopping by & blessings back to you my friend 🙂