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Mulled Apple Cider Recipe


Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

Mulled Apple Cider

©Rebecca Franklin, Licensed to About.com

This mulled apple cider recipe, full of cinnamon and other sweet, warmly-scented spices, is ideal on chilly days, when you’re craving a soothing, steamy beverage. The ingredients can easily be doubled or tripled when serving hot apple cider to a crowd.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 half-gallon apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries (optional)


How to make hot apple cider:

Mix all the ingredients together in a large saucepan. Bring the mixture to just under a simmer over the lowest heat setting on the stovetop. Do not allow the cider to boil. Continue cooking the apple cider on the lowest setting for 20 minutes. Strain the spices and berries from the cider by pouring it through a fine-mesh sieve or a cheesecloth-lined collander. Serve hot.

This mulled apple cider recipe makes 8 servings.

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