When it comes to a Christmas tipple, in my opinion nothing beats organic mulled cider.
Whether it’s in front of the fire in a cosy country pub, or a home brewed batch to share with friends and family, this ultimate mulled cider recipe is guaranteed to get your festive spirit all warmed up.
Which cider is best for mulling?
To get a delicious depth and quality of flavour in your mulled cider recipe, choose an organic dry scrumpy cider which is usually still and cloudy in appearance.
Scrumpy cider is produced in smaller batches than many other types of cider, so fewer intensive farming methods are used.
Choosing an organic cider also ensures that you won’t be ingesting any potentially harmful pesticides.
Mulled cider recipe
1L dry organic scrumpy cider (for a non-alcoholic version, use organic cloudy apple juice)
2 cinnamon sticks
2-3 allspice berries
2 star anise
1-2 tablespoons of unrefined muscovado sugar (optional)
2 slices of fresh ginger (½cm thick each)
1) Pour the cider or apple juice into a large saucepan and warm gently for a few minutes on a low heat.
2) When the cider is warmed, add all your mulling spices (except the sugar) and turn up the heat. Boil very briefly then turn down the temperature and let the mixture simmer gently for 5-10 minutes.
3) Taste your mixture and add sugar as required. This recipe is not meant to be sweet, but the sugar helps to create a harmonious flavour between all the different spices. Instead of sugar you could add a dash of organic orange juice.
4) Ladle into glasses or mugs and serve with a orange slice garnish.
So there you have it, an easy mulled cider recipe that will warm your guests in the winter months and most importantly, it will taste absolutely delicious!
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