Hot Mulled Apple Cider

by Nov 24th, 2010 // Drinks, Holiday, Recipes

Hot Mulled Apple Cider

Hot Mulled Apple Cider

To a born and bred North-easterner, nothing says fall like a warm cup of mulled cider. The scent alone puts me in a good mood and the taste is divine. I’m going to make up a pot of it just before the Thanksgiving festivities start tomorrow. Can’t wait to sip it while we cook and the kids run around bundled up outside.

Hot Mulled Apple Cider

It will include all the standard mulling spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg plus my secret ingredient – pomegranate juice. (Pssst! It tastes pretty great with a splash of rum too!) Now for the recipe…

Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins  Cooking Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:
1 gallon apple cider (or unfiltered apple juice)
3 cups pomegranate juice
4 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
zest of 2 small oranges

Pour cider into a large pot or crock pot. Add spices and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let cook for at least 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Let sit on the stove top on low until guests have arrived. When ready to serve, remove the spices and ladle into cups. Add a splash of rum if you are so inclined.
Hot Mulled Apple Cider

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6 Comments on “Hot Mulled Apple Cider”

  1. 1.) Jacqueline
    November 24th, 2010

    I absolutely love mulled cider. It definitely reminds me of the Holidays, and I'm sure the double secret ingredient (rum) would help calm the crowd :)

  2. 2.) Tiffany
    November 25th, 2010

    I like that rum idea! ;) I’ve never had mulled cider before. Looks good!

  3. 3.) Macki
    November 25th, 2010

    This is the only warm beverage I drink! Cannot wait to try your recipe.

  4. 4.) Jenny
    November 27th, 2010

    The pomegranate juice sounds yum. We'll be trying this one soon- it might help us feel like it's fall here in sunny FL.

  5. 5.) trueepicure
    December 7th, 2010

    I've decided that mulled cider is not complete unless it has cardamom in it as well. I'll have to try pom juice as well.

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