Mulled Cider Cocktail Recipe

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Mulled Cider Cocktail Recipe

This mulled cider is mellow and fruity and, despite the rum sploshed in as well, mild to the taste and all too drinkable. Just make sure you don’t swig while it’s still mouth-burningly hot.

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 85 Calories

Servings: 6


  • 1 litre dry cider
  • 60 millilitres dark rum
  • 250 millilitres apple and ginger tea (made from a herbal teabag)
  • 40 grams soft dark brown sugar
  • 2 clementines (or satsumas)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 cardamom pods (bruised)


  1. Pour the cider, rum and herbal tea into a wide saucepan, add the sugar and put over a low heat to mull.
  2. Halve the clementines or satsumas, stick a clove into each half, and add them to the pan.
  3. Break the cinnamon sticks in half, and tip into the pan. Add the bay leaves and bruised cardamom pods, and let everything infuse as the pan comes almost to the boil.
  4. Once the pan is near to boiling, turn down the heat, so that it just keeps warm, and ladle into heatproof glasses with handles to serve.
  5. To make this into a non-alcoholic warmer, replace the cider and rum with 1 litre/4 cups of apple juice and 60ml/quarter cup freshly squeezed lemon juice. You probably won’t need the sugar, but taste when warm to see if you want a little and then add as you like.

Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails

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