Mulled Apple Cider is a delicious seasonal drink to be enjoyed with the best of company or in the peace and tranquility of solitude.
1 gallon fresh unfiltered apple cider
6 slices orange rind, 1/2″ thick
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp of whole cloves
1 tsp whole allspice
7 pods of cardamom
3-6 cinnamon sticks
cheesecloth for spice bundle
Simmer time: 30 minutes
- Pour 1 gallon of fresh unfiltered apple cider into a large saucepan, pot, kettle… cover and bring to a simmer.
Add slices of orange rind and ground ginger to the cider
Place 1 tsp of whole cloves, 1 tsp whole allspice, and 3 cinnamon sticks broken up, 7 pods of cardamom on a square of cheesecloth and tie into a bundle, or toss in loose into pot.
Stir cider regularly while bringing to a boil then lower back to simmer for another 15 minutes and cover. Stir occasionally.
Remove/strain the spices from the pot using a fine meshed sieve.
Ladle hot mulled cider into warmed mugs.
Add snip of brandy or spiced rum if desired
Garnish with cinnamon sticks or orange slices
We hope you find that cozy time during the day to enjoy the beautiful blend of these spices infused in seasonal apple cider.