Warm up and breathe a cider of relief for surviving the cold weather with this simple and delicious mulled citrus cider. Not only will you and your loved ones sip in unison of joy, but your home will be filled with a smell you’ll want to stick around all winter.
4 to 5 whole cinnamon sticks
1 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp allspice
Anise star pods for a hint of licorice (optional)
½ cup brown sugar or 1/3 cup honey
Pinch of salt
1 gallon apple cider or apple juice
To start, slice your orange, lemon, and apple. Measure all your ingredients and put them into a large saucepan (for a milder tasting cider, use less of the spices and cinnamon).
Place your pan over medium to high heat until you reach just before it’s boiling point, then reduce to low.
Let your mixture simmer for about 30 minutes.
Once heated, serve into mugs or heat proof glasses.
Feel free to garnish with more of your ingredients, such as the cinnamon sticks, anise pods, whole cloves and apples. However you prefer your cider, garnish to your desire!
Serve hot and warm up with this delicious seasonal cider!