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Straightforward Mulled Cider – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary

The simplest mulled cider – utilizing mulled fruit teabags as an alternative of particular person spices. This mulled cider has a beautiful warming, spiced flavour with an additional hit of apple brandy!
Undoubtedly one for the grown-ups solely!

2 glass mugs filled with mulled cider. There are clementine slices and cranberries in the cider and the mugs are on a wooden table. The front mug has a gold teaspoon in it.
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Every time I used to go to a Christmas market, I at all times used to get a Glühwein, and actually attempt to prefer it. However to be trustworthy, I might discover it a little bit robust and generally too acidic.
In recent times, I’ve seen mulled cider is changing into extra widespread, and I discovered that to be a lot extra palatable!

Candy, tangy, spiced and warming – the right drink to heat your arms and stomach on a chilly Winter day!

That is my fast and straightforward recipe – utilizing mulled fruit teabags. It is a lot simpler than fidgeting with spice baggage and squeezing out muslins.

📋 What do we’d like?

Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this publish.

  • Cider (laborious/alcoholic cider) – I like to make use of a pleasant fruity cider – resembling Misty Maid or Cornish Orchards
  • Apple juice – high quality cloudy apple juice is finest
  • Apple brandy/Calvados
  • Mild brown sugar
  • Orange zest
  • Mulled fruit teabags (see my suggestions within the notes part of the recipes card under)

👩‍🍳PRO TIP You possibly can simply double or triple this recipe, sticking to the identical ingredient ratios and identical cooking occasions, to serve extra folks.

2 glass mugs filled with mulled cider. There are clementine slices and cranberries in the cider and the mugs are on a wooden table.

🍽️ What to serve it with

I like to serve my mulled cider with slices of clementine and a small handful of contemporary cranberries. Though do not eat the cranberries – they’re very fairly, however undoubtedly on the bitter aspect after they’re uncooked!

Overhead image of two glass mugs filled with mulled cider, cranberries and clementine slices on a wooden table. There is a clementine sliced in half next to the mugs.

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Square image of 2 glass mugs filled with mulled cider. There are clementine slices and cranberries in the cider and the mugs are on a wooden table.

Straightforward Mulled Cider

Prepared in 10 minutes, this warming mulled cider is so easy to make. I am utilizing mulled fruit teabags, as an alternative of particular person spices for the final word simplicity.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook dinner Time 10 minutes

Whole Time 15 minutes

Course Drinks

Delicacies British

Servings 6 small cups

Energy 178 kcal


  • Add all the pieces to a pan.

    1 litre (1.75) pints cider, 300 ml (1.25) cups apple juice, 4 tbsp Calvados, 8 tbsp gentle brown sugar, Zest of 1 orange, 3 mulled fruit teabags

  • Carry to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Take away the mulled fruit teabags and orange peel.

  • Serve instantly, or maintain heat over a low warmth till able to serve.

  • Serve topped with slices of clementine and contemporary cranberries

    Skinny slices of unpeeled clementines, Contemporary cranberries

✎ Notes

Use your favorite number of cider. I like a pleasant fruit cider, however you may go dry, candy or something in between.
My favorite varieties are: 

  • Misty Maid
  • Sandford Orchards
  • Cornish Orchards Gold
  • Thatchers Classic
  • Henry Westons Classic

Mulled Fruit Teabags
You should utilize any mulled fruit type teabag. My favourites are:

  • M&S Mulled Fruit Infusion Teabags – that is the one I exploit for this recipe essentially the most
  • Pukka Winter Hotter Teabags
  • Teapigs Glühwein teabags

Dietary data is approximate, per small (225ml) cup.


Energy: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 0.3gFats: 0.1gSaturated Fats: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fats: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fats: 0.003gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 121mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.2mg

Key phrases Christmas Cocktail, Christmas drink, festive drink, heat drink

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