In which I make mulled Cider

I love cider, love love love it. I love mulled cider even more, WARM SPICY version of normal favourite drink? WINNER! I must admit I cheated slightly, as I used the mulled wine sachets (schwartz). I used a pot on the hob this time, but last year I made it in the slow cooker, and the smell penetrated through the house
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You will need:
Cider (any variety!) Apple juice (clear or cloudy), Oranges & Lemons, cloves, cinnamon, and maybe some sugar
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Simmer your cider over a low heat, add the apple juice and turn the heat up a bit
(careful when your pour the cider in if its from a big bottle like mine, if you just turn the bottle on end you’ll end up with it in your eye)
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Add the mulled wine sachets (I used the whole box, which is 6 I think…), the cloves (a generous handful) and the cinnamon sticks (a whole tub)
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Slice your lemons & oranges and add to the pot
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Whack a lid on, and simmer for about 45 minutes. Taste, add sugar if required.
I kept this on a low simmer all night, and when my first two guests left, I added more cider and juice for the next 2 visitors! It picks up the flavour fine.
finally, drink it! (spot the photographer, its not hard!)
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I also baked little chocolate brownies that night, which i forgot about (probably due to copious amounts of cider in the system) and burnt slightly! oops!
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Tonight I am aiming to make Eggnog, which I have never tasted, let alone made! I’ll post about that, and a recipe for cinnamon biscuits too!
Favourite winter tipple? Anyone tried any of the flavoured ciders out at this time of year
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1 Comment

  1. Lisa Cardarelli
    18th December 2011 / 11:08 am

    TOTALLY MAKING THIS!!!!!!!!

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