Mulled Apple Cider

"What could be more warming on a cool autumn or winter night than hot apple cider, easily made and infused with exotic spices?"
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  • Tie small spices in a small cheesecloth and drop into the cider; allow cinnamon to just go on its own.
  • Heat mixture on the stove and simmer for at least 30 minutes before serving, stirring occasionally to agitate the spices.
  • Float orange slices on top of the cider.
  • Pour into mugs and serve, with a cinnamon stick, if desired.
  • Makes 1 gallon.

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  1. Linorama
    I love that this recipe has no added sugar! And it's so pretty with the orange slices and cinnamon sticks floating in it. However the spices were too strong for our taste. After making I added another gallon of cider and that helped, so next time I will only use half the allspice and cloves.
  2. Nurse Stacy
    So easy and delicious!!! The perfect holiday drink! My husband added some Brandy to his and made it alcoholic...and loved it also! A tea diffuser is an absolute must for the spices, as a little side note :-)
  3. RooRee
    Tasty Treat! and Easy too!
  4. dicentra
    I made this for Thanksgiving. It was great! I apparently didn't read the directions where it says to put the spices in a cheesecloth. DOH! I just dumped everything in the crockpot. I didn't have whole alspice, so I used ground, which wasn't a problem, but the whole cloves got too strong by the end of the day. Next time I'll use the cheesecloth. This was a huge hit. Even the baby loved it. She had hers without the brandy the grown-ups put in theirs. ;)
  5. dfraczki17
    I love this recipe. To make it extra special I add 1/2 - 3/4 cup of frozen orange juice concentrate while the mixture is simmering. I have made this for many gatherings, no matter how much I make it is never enough. Everyone loves it and wants the recipe. The house smells wonderful while it is simmering too.


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