Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A tasty Mulled Apple Cider which can be served with or without Rum. I tweaked this over a few years to get it just so, and it's generally pretty popular at our holiday parties. (Halloween through Christmas) Plus it makes the house smell fantastic.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With cloves and allspice in a teaball, cook all ingredients in a Crockpot on low 2-8 hours. Stir occasionally/rarely to dissolve sugar. Or cook in a pan on the stovetop on low heat 20-30 minute until it simmers.
  2. Add 1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Gold Rum (MUST be Bacardi, accept no substitutes) per mugful when poured, if desired. Don't cook it with the Rum.
Most Helpful

I've made a half recipe of this several times, using both apple cider (made by a local farmer) and apple juice. I definitely go for cider over juice! My only change was that I used vanilla extract instead of rum (hey, don't knock it until you've tried it).

The Pixelated Vegetarian November 25, 2007

This is excellent. We have been using it at parties and just made a Thanksgiving batch. Super yum! We did put the rum in the crockpot w/ the other ingredients, which worked very nicely (it didn't cook off or evaporate because my crockpot lid has no vent).

Serah B. November 26, 2009

I made this twice over the holidays. There aren't many things more warming and comforting than a mug of good hot spiced cider, and this one was perfect! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

GaylaJ January 07, 2007

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