Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Apple Cider With Orange


1 gallon apple cider
3 cinnamon sticks, broken into 3-inch pieces
8 to 10 whole cloves
1 lemon or navel orange, sliced crosswise
Optional: Fresh ginger (2-inch piece, peeled, and cut into thin slices)


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!


Serves 8 to 10.

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Mulled Cider - ingredients

Your recipe looks good and I am going to make some over our outdoor fire pot this winter. I see star anise in the picture, but none in the recipe. Were they left out, or was it just a stock picture you used? Thank you for all of your good recipes and garden suggestions.

Mulled Cider - Star Anise

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We do not include star anise in our recipe, but feel free to add it (and other spices) to your cider! Changing the flavor profile is one good way to make sure you never get tired of the “same” recipe!