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Mulled Apple Cider

This quick and easy Mulled Apple Cider is perfect to warm you up on a cold day, especially during the holiday season.  It will make your whole house smell wonderful as it simmers away on the stove.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 129kcal



  • 1 quart apple cider
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
  • 6 strips orange peel (use a vegetable peeler)
  • 1 star anise (optional)
  • Brandy or rum (optional)
  • Cinnamon sticks and orange zest for garnish


  • Place the cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice, orange peel and star anise in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If desired, you can add a splash (or two!) of brandy or rum. Strain the cider and pour it into individual cups. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange zest. Serve hot. Enjoy!


Serving: 0g | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.8g | Protein: 0.27g | Fat: 0.12g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg