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Apple Cider Mulling Spices

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Apple Cider Mulling Spices


With the cool crisp weather, a steaming mug of hot cider does just the trick! This recipe is as simple and straightforward as it gets without sacrificing on flavor. It’s a real winner among my family and friends.

Yield: 8 cups

Oven: N/A

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 – 20 minutes

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1/2 gallon (8 cups) 100% pure apple cider, best quality possible

1 small orange, thinly sliced into ¼-inch thick rounds

2 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon whole cloves

1 tablespoon whole all-spice


1.   In a large pot, add apple cider, sliced oranges and cinnamon sticks.

2.   In a cheesecloth or spice holder (also known as “tea ball”), add cloves and all-spice. Submerge spices in the cider and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and allow to simmer for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the flavors have developed. 

3.   Discard cinnamon sticks, spices and orange slices.

4.   Divide cider into mugs and serve while hot.


Kitchen Note:  For an adult version, consider adding a splash of calvados (apple brandy) or bourbon.