Nothing tastes better than hot Mulled Apple Cider on a cold day or evening. Plus, it fills the house with a delicious fragrance.
“Mulled” simply means that the cider is heated with spice. It’s similar to steeping tea.
If possible, use unpasteurized apple cider for best taste. However, even regular apple juice will do in a pinch, given all then nice spices.
Adults may add bourbon or rum if desired. Just pour a tablespoon into an empty mug and pour the mulled cider on top.
In a large stainless steel or enameled pot, combine all the ingredients. Slowly bring just to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a heat-proof pitcher and serve the mulled cider warm.
Note: You can also use a spice bag and just remove the spice bag when done simmering.
Serve in a mug with one of the cinnamon sticks!