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.