Saturday, December 10, 2011

Recipe: Mulled Apple Cider

It has become a tradition for us to make mulled cider in the days leading up to Christmas. However, this year's apple cider has been particularly special because we've been making it from the apples we picked via fruit sharing this fall. You can definitely use store bought apple juice in this recipe, but if you have a juicer, I highly encourage you to juice your own apples beforehand. It will turn this beverage into an especially tasty treat.


Mulled Apple Cider
3 cups apple juice, fresh or canned
4 whole cloves
2 tsp organic orange peel, grated
2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)

In a medium pot, place all ingredients together and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let sit 5-10 minutes. Strain, serve and garnish with cinnamon sticks if you want to be fancy.

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13 comments:

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Cheers! I will have to buy my apples to make this, as my apples had a down year this year. Thanks for sharing and Season's Greetings.

vintagemom said...

Hi Shanon! Just wanted to let you know I included your cider in my post "Allergy Friendly Holiday Cocktail Party" today. It looks delicious!

http://allergyfreecookery.blogspot.com/2011/12/allergy-friendly-virtual-holiday.html

Thanks!
Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

Shanon Hilton said...

Hi VintageMom,

Thanks so much! Happy Holidays! --S

Raj @ Flip Cookbook said...

Great drink for the holidays! My family is starting to trickle in for the winter break -- definitely will be serving some of this! Thanks for sharing!!

Hannah said...

OMG, I can imagine how wonderful this both tastes and smells! I am going to make this this year for Christmas! Thank you for sharing!

http://randomramblingsonlife.com/2011/12/13/apple-strudel-muffins/

Lil Mys Ninja said...

Blog hopping from Tasty Tuesdays at 33 shades of Green...I tasted homemade apple cider a couple of weeks ago for the first time. This looks like such an easy recipe that I've GOT to try it! Thanks for sharing!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

perfect for this time of year!

Robin said...

This is a perfect Fall & Holiday drink!

realfoodforager said...

Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!
http://realfoodforager.com/2011/12/fat-tuesday-december-6-2011/

Sarah E. said...

I love apple cider!! It's so delicious!

Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Shannon,
I would just love a cup of your awesome Cider right, it looks so good! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations!
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your new Red Plate!
Miz Helen

Shanon Hilton said...

Thanks Miz Helen - that is so nice of you! --S