Hot Spiced Mulled Apple Cider

January 2, 2021


This recipe is inspired by Ina Garten at and

  • 1 gallon fresh apple cider
  • 4 whole black peppercorns
  • 8 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 2 apples, studded with cloves
  • 2 oranges, studded with cloves
  • .62 oz whole dried cloves, enough to cover four pieces of fruit
  • .64 oz (4-6 stars) star anise
  • pinch of grated nutmeg
  • .75 oz 10 whole pieces (3 teaspoons ground) Allspice
  • 1/2-1 cup brown sugar


• Place the apple cider, peppercorns, one of the cinnamon sticks, the cloves, and the star anise in a medium saucepan.

• Cut a large (1 × 4-inch) peel from the orange using a vegetable peeler and add it to the pan.

• Bring the cider mixture to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.

• Pour the hot cider into mugs or heatproof glasses.

• Strain into a 4-cup glass measuring cup and discard the solids.

• Cut the apple in half through the stem, remove the core, slice crosswise in ¼-inch-thick half-rounds, and add one slice to each glass.

• Serve hot with a cinnamon stick in each glass for stirring.

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