Spiced Mulled Cider

Spiced Mulled Cider

Spiced Mulled Cider

Recipe by t.e.l.l. New England
Photos by Jenn Bakos & Ashley Herrin

Mulled cider is a classic New England drink that warms the heart and soul when those temperatures begin to drop. Adding spices to this hot beverage fills your home with the warm aromas of cinnamon, cloves and anise and compliments this drink perfectly. Top with your favorite local whiskey for extra warmth.


1 gallon high-quality local
Apple Cider
4 cinnamon sticks
8 cloves, whole
6 star anise
1-2 whole apples, sliced
Whiskey of liking (if desired)


If cooking over open flames: Using indirect flames, warm up a dutch oven. Place all the spices in the oven and toast for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant. Add apple cider and
apple slices. Cover. Let cider mull for about 1 hour prior to serving. Serve as-is or garnish with additional fruits such as a lemon or extra apple slice. Top with whiskey for additional warmth.

If cooking in the kitchen: Heat a small skillet to medium-high and add spices. Toast, stirring
frequently, until fragrances are awakened. Set aside. In a large pot, combine apple cider, apple
slices and spices. Bring to medium heat, and cover. Allow cider to mull for approximately two hours or until spices are infused. Serve warm.