Citrus, Spice, and Everything Nice Mulled Cider
This quick mulled cider recipe infuses fresh orange slices for a citrusy zing to balance out the natural sweetness and spice. Incorporate bourbon or rum for an elevated cocktail to impress your guests during the chilly winter months.
We’ve paired our Cafe Mug in Cinnamon with this beverage that is sure to warm you up this holiday season. You might have to spend a moment in the spice aisle at the grocery store, but we promise it will be worth the lovely aroma that fills your home.
Citrus, Spice, and Everything Nice Mulled Cider Ingredients:
Yields 6 servings
- 4.5 cups of sweet apple cider (preferably unfiltered)
- 1 tbsp allspice berries
- 1 tsp whole cloves
- 2-4 whole star anise
- 2 cinnamon sticks broken into pieces for better infusion in your pan
- 6 tbsp of bourbon or rum (optional)
- 1-2 large naval oranges slices into generous wheels
- 1 cinnamon stick per cup as garnish (optional)
- Whole star anise as garnish (optional)
Step 1: Put all of the ingredients aside from the liquor in a medium saucepan over medium to medium-low heat until they are simmering just below a boil. Cover and remove from the heat, allowing the spices to infuse for 5-6 minutes. If you want a more forward citrus taste, feel free to add the orange zest or squeezed orange to the ingredients while they steep.
Step 2: Extract the allspice berries, cloves, star anise, and cinnamon sticks after the mixture has steeped. If applicable, add 1 tbsp of bourbon or rum to each mug and then pour your mulled cider.
Step 3: Squeeze one slice of orange into each mug and garnish with whole star anise and cinnamon stick. Finish the garnish with a slice or wheel of orange on top.
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