How to make the perfect Mulled Cider

PUBLISHED: 00:00 14 October 2014

Mullled Cider

Mullled Cider

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There are many recipes for mulled cider, which is ideal for grown-ups at Halloween and Bonfire Night, so ‘tweak’ until you find the perfect one for you.


2 litres of Red Bank cider

6 cloves

3-4 star anise - optional

¼ nutmeg, finely grated into the pan

1 cinnamon stick

1 vanilla pod, halved

Juice of 2 - 3 oranges, mandarins, or clementines

Sugar, white, or soft brown, to taste


Pour the cider into a large pan and warm for a couple of minutes, add the rest of the ingredients, bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Pour into mugs, or heat-proof glasses

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