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Spiced Mulled Cider (Recipe)

Spiced Mulled Cider (Recipe)


Just as perfect at a holiday party as it is on a dreary winter afternoon, this mulled cider could not be easier to make. Add a little dark rum to taste if you like. Though this method uses the power of the stovetop, using an electric slow cooker  is a great way to make it, too. That way, the cider will be warm all evening.

Mulled Cider.


  • 2 Quarts of good-quality apple cider
  • Peel of one orange
  • Peel of one lemon
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Whole star anise (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon whole allspice berries
  • 1 Teaspoon whole cloves

1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and cover. Let cider steep for 30 minutes-4 hours before serving.

Recipe adapted from: Martha Stewart.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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2:56PM PST on Dec 25, 2013

Yummers...minus the rum for me!

5:24AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

thank you

7:50PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

this sounds so good especially with the rum

1:42PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

This sounds lovely, just right for when we come in after walking the dog on Christmas evening.

7:38AM PST on Dec 4, 2013

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

6:36AM PST on Dec 4, 2013


11:52PM PST on Dec 3, 2013

Graham P, Glühwein is only good for warming your hands. Tastes like hot cough medicine.

9:35PM PST on Dec 3, 2013


9:03PM PST on Dec 3, 2013

Fabulous, these are warming recipes for the cold weather and the freezing rain day headed our way. Bring on the apple cider!

6:31PM PST on Dec 3, 2013

You can add wine, which is fine but liquor is much quicker if you're looking for a bit of a kicker

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