Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

’Tis the season for warm beverages and love in a mug! Dr. Lindsey Hanson’s winter tradition is to make mulled apple cider. She decided to share her recipe with us this year:

This recipe will make several servings. I usually make a batch and give it as gifts with a bottle of apple juice. If you wanted to make a smaller serving or single batch, then cut back on the ingredients!

10-12 cinnamon sticks (add to a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin or something heavy)

1/3 cup coarsely chopped dried orange peel 1/4 cup allspice berries

1/4 cup whole cloves

2 tablespoons cardamon pods

2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger

1 tablespoons star anise

1 tablespoon peppercorns

Mix the ingredients in a bowl. 

Dish out 2 TBSP of the spice mix into a small double layer square of cheese cloth (6 inch x 6 inch), tied with food safe twine. You can also use an empty single serve tea bag!

Each spice bag will make approximately 1/2 gallon (8 cups) of mulled apple cider.

To make mulled apple cider: 

  • Place the spice pouch and 1/2 gallon of apple juice in a pot. 
  • Bring the mix to a boil, cover, and simmer on low for about half an hour. 
  • Discard the spice pouch, and serve in mugs.
  • Enjoy!
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