The perfect and inexpensive winter warmer, sure to please your guests this Christmas. Skip the mulled wine and turn your attention to mulled cider instead.
Serves: 2 Litres
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins
- 2 Litres of Cider
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1 tbsp All Spice
- 4 whole cloves
- 1 Star of Anise
- Sugar (to serve)
- Orange and Lemon Slices (to serve – optional)
- Pour the cider into a large pan on a low heat and let it warm through for a few minutes. Add all the spices and turn the heat up. Once boiling, turn down to a simmer and leave to tick away for 5–8 minutes.
- As everything infuses you’ll get delicious layers of flavour. Taste it and add sugar as you like. You don’t want it sweet; you just want the sugar to join the spices in a harmonious taste. When you’re happy with the flavours, ladle into glasses or mugs and serve warm.
TIP: To keep it warm, why not use the slow cooker on a low heat – that way it can stay warm while the party continues.