There's nothing more New England than the cinnamony scent of hot mulled cider simmering on the stove. Here is a recipe for how to make hot mulled cider at home.
Time Required: 30 minutes
Here's How to Make Hot Mulled Cider:
- To make hot mulled cider just like you may have tasted in New England, start by pouring one gallon of fresh cider into a large pot on the stove or into a crockpot or slow cooker.
- Add a half cup of brown sugar.
- Place 1 teaspoon of whole cloves, 1 teaspoon of whole allspice, and 3 cinnamon sticks on a square of cheesecloth and tie up. Add to the pot.
- Heat the cider to a boil, stirring regularly. Leave the pot uncovered so that you and your family or guests can enjoy the warm, delicious aroma.
- Once the cider boils, lower the setting to simmer for at least another 15 minutes to allow for thorough infusion of the spices. Stir occasionally.
- Remove the spices from the pot and ladle hot mulled cider into mugs or other glasses designed for hot beverages.
- If you don't have cheesecloth on hand, use a tea ball or a coffee filter to hold the spices.
- Add a splash of rum or brandy to really warm up a chilly day.
- For a decorative touch, you can stud an apple with cloves and allow that to float in your cider pot instead of adding cloves to your spice bag.
- I had trouble finding whole allspice berries in my local supermarkets, so I had to order allspice from Amazon.
- Another New England Mulled Cider Recipe Option: Flavor of Vermont Mulled Cider Recipe
What You Need for This Recipe:
- fresh cider
- whole cloves
- cinnamon sticks
- whole allspice
- large stock pot (or crockpot)
- brown sugar