Hot mulled cider

You should definitely pack some cider for your winter outings.

5 min
30 min
8 cups


  1. Simmer the apple cider with orange and spices
  2. Pour the apple cider into a 3-quart saucepan, cover, turn the heat on medium-high.
  3. While the cider is heating up, take a vegetable peeler and peel away a couple of thick strips of peel from the orange. Press about half of the cloves into the peeled part of the orange.
  4. Place orange, orange peel strips, the remaining cloves, and the cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom and brown sugar into the saucepan with the cider.
  5. Keep covered and heat the mulled cider mixture to a simmer and reduce heat to low.
  6. Simmer for 20 minutes on low heat.
  7. Strain out the orange and spices: Use a fine-mesh sieve to strain the hot mulled cider away from the orange, cloves, and other spices.
  8. If you want, you can add a touch of bourbon, brandy, or rum to spike it up a bit.
  9. Serve hot. Add a cinnamon stick to each cup if desired.