Mulled Cider

Mulled cider is the very best cozy drink! Infused with spices like cinnamon and cloves, you can make it in a slow cooker or on the stove.

Mulled Cider

Cook Time1 hr
Course: Drinks
Servings: 8


  • 1 Nutmeg Whole
  • 10 All Spice Berries
  • 10 Cloves
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 4 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 1/2 litre Apple Cider
  • 1/4 cup Rum Optional
  • 1 Orange
  • Cranberries


  • Add the nutmeg, allspice, cloves, star anise and cinnamon to the bottom of a pot (or to a skillet for Slow Cooker instructions). Toast over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.
  • Turn the heat to low. Pour in the apple cider and bring to below a simmer, just barely bubbling. Warm for 1 hour on low heat (don’t let it simmer). Skim off any particulate if desired, or stir to re-incorporate it.
  • Place the apple cider in the slow cooker or Instant Pot (pressure cooker) with the spices. Cook on low for 3 hours OR Normal using the Instant Pot “Slow Cooker” setting.
  • If using, stir in the rum. Garnish with orange slices and cranberries, then serve.

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