Enjoy this delicious spiced apple cider recipe that’s perfect for the holiday season. For an extra festive twist, you can add red or white wine to the mix. With this recipe, you can easily prepare delicious, single-serve mulled apple cider in just 20 minutes! Here’s how:
HOW TO MAKE IT:
- In a large saucepan, combine two quarts/liters of apple cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, ground, star anise, vanilla extract, and a thinly sliced orange.
- Bring these ingredients to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 10 minutes. This process allows the flavors to blend and create a flavorful, aromatic cider.
- Ladle the mulled apple cider into cups. This recipe makes 8 to 10 servings.
- Garnish the cups with a few small cubes of apples or thin slices if desired!
Q: Can I add wine to the recipe?
A: Absolutely! If you’d like to add red or white wine to your mulled apple cider for a bit of extra flavor, simply pour a cup or two of wine into the saucepan when simmering the other ingredients.
Q: Is there a way to make this recipe a bit healthier?
A: Yes, you can substitute the apple cider with fully-spiced apple juice for a lighter, healthier alternative.
Q: I’m running low on cinnamon sticks; what can I use instead?
A: Don’t worry! For a similar flavor, you can use a half teaspoon of ground cinnamon in place of each cinnamon stick.