Mulled Apple Cider

by Merissa on October 1, 2013

in Recipes

Mulled Apple Cider - Little House Living

Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Apple Cider is one of the staples of fall. Because nothing says fall like when you break out the warm drinks! I'm not much for fancy things to drink, I prefer water 95% of the time. But when I do decide to make something, I like it to be simple, from scratch, and natural of course.

This recipe for Mulled Apple Cider is easy and will leave your home smelling so good. If you don't have actual apple cider on hand you can simply use apple juice instead for similar results. This drink is perfect for a cozy fall evening at home by the fire or maybe even a fall get-together with friends.

mulled apple cider

Mulled Apple Cider

What You Need:

  • 8 cups apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • Zest of 1 orange or lemon

On the stovetop, mix all the ingredients together. Bring to a slow rolling boil and remove from heat. Using a fine strainer, pour the mixture into another bowl or container to remove any spices or pieces that may be left from cooking (Warning, mixture will be hot!) A second strain may be needed with cheesecloth or a flour sack towel if all the spices cannot be removed.

mulled apple cider

Instead of doing the straining method, you can also add all your spices to a homemade tea bag or a tea ball and simmer that way. Then you can skip the straining step afterwards.

If you want a fall snack to go along with your yummy fall drink you might make up a batch of this Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe too. Although with the smell of the pumpkin bread baking AND the smell of the mulled apple cider simmering your house may just get a dose of fall overload. Not that there is anything wrong with that! I love it when my house smells yummy from something baking.

mulled apple cider

 

Mulled Apple Cider
Recipe Type: Beverages
Author: Merissa
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Serves: 8
Enjoy the flavors of fall with this Mulled Apple Cider.
Ingredients
  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • Zest of 1 orange or lemon
Instructions
  1. On the stovetop, mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Bring to a slow rolling boil and remove from heat.
  3. Using a fine strainer, pour the mixture into another bowl or container to remove any spices or pieces that may be left from cooking (Warning, mixture will be hot!)
  4. A second strain may be needed with cheesecloth or a flour sack towel if all the spices cannot be removed.

 

What is your favorite warm drink to make in the fall? Does your family ever enjoy a mug of Mulled Apple Cider? Is there any special occasions you make it for?

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kathyinozarks October 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

sounds delicious-thank you-I love anything apple cider

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2 Robin Davidson November 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Put a pat of butter in your cup of Hot Apple Cidar….YUMMY!

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3 Merissa November 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Oh my, I’m so doing that next time!

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4 Jennifer Abel November 6, 2014 at 12:04 am

Oh I love apple cider so your post that I found on A Handful of Everything is right up my ally, thank you for sharing your yummy recipes

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5 Alyssa @ Piece of Home November 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

This looks yummy! Tis’ the season! I would love to try this. I always head to creamy things like hot cocoa but apple cider is such an amazing alternative! Thanks for sharing!

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6 Mel {MamaBuzz} November 7, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Mmmm, that sounds so cozy right now. We’re supposed to get colder weather, and a warm cup of cider would be perfect. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week’s issue.

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7 Kayla November 10, 2014 at 8:29 am

mmm. Just thinking about apple cider made my day better! Thanks for sharing!

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8 Angie November 11, 2014 at 9:18 am

This wonderful post is being featured on my blog today as part of Tuesdays with a Twist blog hop.
Thanks
Angie

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9 DeToutCoeur November 12, 2014 at 7:54 am

That looks so delicious perfect for the colder weather – will give this a go soon – saying bonjour via #FriendshipFriday – looking forward to chatting more soon. 🙂

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10 [email protected] Taste And See November 13, 2014 at 6:08 am

Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday! Featuring your recipe this week!

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11 Theresa @DearCreatives November 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Love the recipe. Thanks for sharing at the party! Pinned

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12 Barb @ A Life in Balance November 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Thank you for posting on Motivation Monday!

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13 Ann September 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Sounds so perfect. Can’t wait for fall!

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14 Tracy @ Our Simple Homestead September 3, 2015 at 5:08 pm

My grandma used to make this every fall and we always looked forward to going to her house at apple picking time! Thanks for reminding me of a great memory…please consider sharing it at this week’s Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop, I think some of my readers would love it as well!

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15 Linda September 3, 2015 at 9:36 pm

I love hot mulled apple cider and I make it with the same ingredients as you except that I haven’t added cardamom. I will have to add that to my shopping list this week! I just happen to be baking pumpkin bread in the morning. These are two of my favorite things to make once fall arrives!
Found you at Friendship Friday!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

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16 Adelina Priddis September 6, 2015 at 8:31 pm

I’m right with you. I drink mostly water, until the fall and then I break out the cider and hot cocoa. I’ll be giving this a try as soon as it cools off here.

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17 Bonnie V September 7, 2015 at 6:55 am

That sounds so yummy. I love mulled apple cider. I have most of these ingredients from making mulled wine. I’ll have to get some cider. 🙂

Stopping by from the Homestead Blog Hop. I’ve chosen your post as one of this week’s features. Feel free to pick up a Featured button to add to your post.

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18 Jamie @ Medium Sized Family September 7, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Yum! I’ve never had mulled apple cider before. I pinned it so that when we make our homemade cider this year I can give it a try. 🙂

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19 Emily @ The Benson Street September 12, 2015 at 2:24 pm

This is perfect for fall. Thanks for linking up at the Monday Funday Party.

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