Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

How to make a warm and delicious Homemade Mulled Apple Cider Recipe. Perfect for a cold fall evening or a fall-themed party!

How to make a warm and delicious Homemade Mulled Apple Cider Recipe. Perfect for a cold fall evening or a fall themed party! #fallfavorites #warmdrinks #applecider #mulledapplecider #homemadeapplecider #homemademulledcider

Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Apple Cider is one of the staples of fall because nothing says fall quite like when you first 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.

–If you like something warm in your cup, try this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix too!

This recipe for Mulled Apple Cider is easy to make 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 to make more of a mulled apple juice recipe which is very similar. 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 Recipe

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

How to Make:

On the stovetop, mix all the ingredients together. Bring to a slow, rolling boil and remove from the 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, this mixture will be hot!) A second strain may be needed with cheesecloth or a flour sack towel if you have some small spices that 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 instead of tossing them loosely into your pot. Them simmer following the same directions. Just skip the straining step afterward.

–If you want a fall snack to go along with your yummy fall drink you might want to make up a batch of this Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe too!

The smell of the pumpkin bread baking AND the smell of the mulled apple cider simmering is sure to get you ready for fall! Your house may just get a dose of fall, not that there is anything wrong with that. I love it when my house smells yummy from something baking!

mulled apple cider

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Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. On the stovetop, mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Bring to a slow, rolling boil and remove from the 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, this mixture will be hot!) A second strain may be needed with cheesecloth or a flour sack towel if you have some small spices that cannot be removed.

Recipe Notes

Instead of doing the straining method, you can also add all your spices to a homemade tea bag or a tea ball instead of tossing them loosely into your pot. Them simmer following the same directions. Just skip the straining step afterward.

Looking for more seasonal recipes and ideas? Here are a few to get you ready for fall!

Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake
Spiced Apple Butter Recipe
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Easy Sweet Potato Apple Recipe
Pumpkin Pie in a Jar
Canned Apple Pie Filling Desserts
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
How to Scent Candles with Spices for Fall
Simple Tips for Saving Money in the Fall
Fall Cleaning Tips

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

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This Mulled Apple Cider recipe was originally published on Little House Living in October 2013. It has been updated as of October 2019.

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19 Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 🙂