Mulled Apple Cider

It’s the one time of the year where pure apple cider is available to us at any grocery store or orchard, which of course calls for an occasion to warm it up, spike it slightly, and settle down for the evening with a soothing cup of mulled apple cider. Growing up, this was always a comforting hug in a mug that I needed after a chilly fall day, so although I’m older now, I still enjoy the tradition whenever I get a chance!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3.5 cups of apple cider (for two servings)
  • 1/4 cup of whiskey, bourbon, or spiced rum, (optional)
  • 1 tsp of whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise
  • slices of apple, garnish
  • fresh whole cranberries, garnish

In a medium saucepot, combine all ingredients and allow to gently warm through. Pour over a mesh sieve once ready to catch all the spices and some of the pulp and then enjoy! It’s as simple as that.

Peace and good eats, as always.
-A❁

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