Mulled Apple Cider

The smell of cinnamon, cloves, and allspice fill the air wherever this mulled cider is being made
Mulled Apple Cider

You can smell great mulled cider long before you taste it.

Having a pot of apple cider fills the air with the spicy aroma of allspice, cinnamon, and cloves that make it easy to understand why the spice traders traveled halfway across the globe.

Spices in tea strainer
Tea strainers work great for holding spices

This mulled apple cider recipe is simple to make, worth drinking all winter long, and is an easy treat to put out at parties during the holidays.

You can heat the cider in a crockpot or on the stove. We prefer a crockpot because it can hang out with the rest of the drinks. If you heat the cider on the stove, use a low simmer.

If you’re looking for something with a bit more kick make our Hot Apple Cider with Bourbon.

This recipe also works fine with a gallon of cider; it just takes a little longer for the flavors to come together.

Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Apple Cider

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1/2 star anise
  • 3 allspice
  • 2 pieces orange peel


  • Assemble the spices, slightly crushing the cardamom pods to open them up a little, along with the orange peel and place them in a tea strainer or tie them up in cheesecloth.
  • Pour the cider into a large crock pot, add your container with spices, and turn the heat up to high for an hour.
  • After you’ve steeped the spices in the cider for an hour turn the heat down to low. Serve the mulled cider warm in mugs.
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Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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