Hot mulled ‘cider’


  • 2l clear apple juice (or clear pear and apple blend)
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon quills
  • 4 pieces lemon peel (thumb sized)
  • 4 pieces orange peel (thumb sized)
  • 2 cups ginger beer


This is an easy recipe, as it uses ingredients easily obtainable from your 'corner shop'. You can be more authentic and use a sparkling apple cider, but it loses its sparkle in the heating process.


Put the apple juice, spices and peel in a large saucepan or stockpot over a low heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add the ginger beer. Allow to cool slightly.
Remove the spices and peel with a slotted spoon or skimmer (the spices can be used again with fresh peel if a second batch of cider is desired).
Pour the liquid into a jug or carafe and serve warm.

This recipe appeared in the post A warming winter treat on June 07, 2013.

This recipe appeared in the post A Birthday Feast on June 06, 2019.

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