Mulled Apple Cider

While I would drink mulled cider all year long, I try to save it for when it starts to cool down. There is something so special about a warm glass of mulled cider on a cold fall day, especially when sitting around a fire. Simmering the cider for hours with mulling spices and fruit gives it the perfect amount of sweetness and spice, making it the perfect drink to warm you up. If you like, add your favorite liquor for an additional warming effect 😉

Cooking the cider in a slow cooker will make your house smell amazing, making this a perfect drink for a fall get together or cozy afternoon.

What You’ll Need

Of course, you’ll need apple cider (un-spiced works best!), apples, oranges, and whole cloves, all spice, anise and cinnamon sticks. It’s helpful to have a tea infuser or cheesecloth, but you can do without in a pinch.

Getting Started

Thinly slice the apples and oranges and put the spices except the cinnamon into the tea infuser. If you don’t have a tea infuser, you can wrap the spices in a cheesecloth and tie with twine. If you don’t have either, you can add the spices loosely, but be sure to strain them out prior to serving.

Add the Ingredients to a Slow Cooker

Add everything to the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. As the cider mulls, your house will start to smell absolutely amazing.

Once the cider has finished mulling, ladle into a mug and garnish with apple and orange slices and a stick of cinnamon. If you’d like, you can add your favorite liquor to really spice up your cider. Spiced rum, whiskey or bourbon, or cinnamon whiskey work best.

Mulled Cider

Servings: 20
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 red apples
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 gallon apple cider (un-spiced)
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice berries
  • 1 tablespoon whole coves
  • 2-3 whole anise
  • 3-4 sticks of cinnamon
  • Optional: your liquor of choice

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the apples and oranges and put the spices except the cinnamon into the tea infuser. If you don’t have a tea infuser, you can wrap the spices in a cheesecloth and tie with twine. If you don’t have either, you can add the spices loosely, but be sure to strain them out prior to serving.
  2. Add everything to the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the cider has finished mulling, ladle into a mug and garnish with apple and orange slices and a stick of cinnamon. If you’d like, you can add your favorite liquor to really spice up your cider. Spiced rum, whiskey or bourbon, or cinnamon whiskey work best.
  4. Enjoy!

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