It’s week 2 of our fall cocktail series and I have another warm and fragrant drink for you. I made mulled wine last week and enjoyed every sip along with the aroma that filled my home. This week I’m sharing mulled apple cider, I couldn’t help it, mulling might be my new favorite technique. This cider is warm and perfect for a sore throat or warding off the chills. It also fills my home with a sweet and spicy aroma that rivals the mulled wine scent. Get all the details below along with more fall cocktail recipes.
Mulling is the process of combining a drink, like cider or wine, with spices and fruit to create a delicious warm concoction. An exact recipe isn’t necessary once you find the perfect taste. You may love a lot of citrus and prefer to go easy on the cloves. Or you may add cranberries instead of oranges, and skip the liquor. There are a lot of options, I recommend starting with my basic recipe then tweaking it to make the perfect mulled apple cider for you.
A warm spiced drink perfect for chilly days.
- 3 cups apple cider
- 1-2 ounces spiced rum
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 whole cloves
- 1 orange, sliced
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and simmer for until heated through.
Strain and serve warm with fresh orange slices and a cinnamon stick for garnish.
Watch how I make mulled apple cider
Here are a few substitutions you may want to try in your mulled apple cider
- Liquor. I prefer the spicy taste of spiced rum, but you can also use brandy whiskey bourbon or dark rum. Or leave out the liquor all together.
- Fruit. I use oranges, but you can try cranberries or another citrus like limes.
- Spices. This recipe calls for cinnamon and cloves. You can also try star anise or cardamom and vary the amounts of each.
- Cider. I always use fresh from the farm apple cider, it’s rich and unprocessed. You can substitute apple juice in a pinch.
This mulled apple cider fills my home with the sweet scent of apples and tastes as good as it smells. Simmer it in a crockpot, do not boil, for as long as you like. The longer it simmers, the deeper the flavors will become.
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Now check out these other fall cocktail recipes
Caramel Apple Martini from Weekend Craft • Candy Corn Infused Vodka from Daily DIY Life • Pumpkin Pie Martini from Happy Go Lucky • Caramel Irish Cream Hot Chocolate from Red Cottage Chronicles • Mulled Apple Cider from Creative Ramblings • RumChata Spiced Chai Latte from Create & Babble • Apple Cinnamon Hard Cider from Michelle James Designs • Spiked Kahlua Shake from Upright and Caffeinated • Pumpkin Pie Martini from Our Crafty Mom
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