Warming Spiced Cider Recipe

I’ll never forget my first taste of mulled wine.  I was about 15 and helping out at a Church Christmas fair when I took a sip of the most delicious rich, spicy drink I’ve ever come across.

From that moment onwards I was hooked.  As soon as the 1st of December comes round I have Christmas songs on my record player and mulled wine on the hob!

But before the Christmas season properly begins, it always seems a bit odd to drink mulled wine.  Behold the alternative!!!

Spiced cider is delicious.  It has the warming, festive qualities of mulled wine but it’s lighterand alot less potent!  It’s a golden cup of Autumn spice and you just have to try it!

You Will Need

750 ml apple cider

1 1/2 tablespoons soft dark brown sugar

1/2 orange

1 apple

Cinnamon stick

2 star anise

2cm fresh ginger

6 whole cloves

Ground nutmeg

Ground cinnamon


  • Pour your cider into a large pan and add the sugar
  • Take the rind of half an orange and Alice into thin strips, add to the pan
  • Squeeze the juice of half an orange into the pan
  • Slice half of the apple into rings.  Peel a s chop.the other half into small chunks and add to the pan
  • Peel the fresh ginger and chop into very small pieces
  • Add the fresh ginger, 2 cinnamon sticks, star anise and cloves to the pan
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Heat the mixture gently, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  • Continue to heat until the pan begins to steam but don’t bring it to the boil

Allow to cool for a moment and then serve.  You will become completely obsessed with this drink.  Sorry not sorry 😂

Love Rachel ❤️


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