Classic Mulled Apple Cider

Classic Mulled Apple Cider

SERVES: 8
PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 20 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1/2 gallon of fresh, unfiltered apple cider
  • 1 orange
  • 15 whole cloves
  • 4 3-inch sticks of cinnamon
  • 15 allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 7 pods of cardamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

    Instructions

    Pour apple cider into a 3-quart saucepan, cover, turn the heat on medium-high. While cider is heating, use a vegetable peeler and peel away a couple thick strips of peel from the orange. Quarter the remaining orange. Place orange, orange peel strips, cloves, and the rest of the ingredients into the pan of cider. Cover and heat the mulled cider mixture to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes on low heat.

    Use a fine mesh sieve to strain the hot mulled cider from the solids. Serve hot. Add a cinnamon stick to each cup if desired.