Hot Mulled Apple Cider

Trees dropping their leaves, green grass fading to gold, winds picking up… fall is happening here at Crangle Hall, though it seems to be moving at a snail’s pace.


Among my favorite recipes for the ‘ber months (you know, September, October, November…) is hot mulled cider. We pour ours over an ounce or two of bourbon, but hot mulled cider is great without the booze, too!

Hot Mulled Apple Cider


  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 orange, sliced


  1. In a large pot on medium-high heat, combine all ingredients and stir.
  2. Bring to a boil and drop heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve warm in a glass mug with a cinnamon stick for garnish.

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