Mulled Cider

What could be better the day before Thanksgiving than a nice hot steaming mug of mulled cider with a healthy dose of bourbon??  This is a great drink to savor when you get home from work (hopefully early) and before you start all the prep for the big day – or maybe to settle yourself right before all the guests arrive.  Even better make several batches and keep it warm in a slow cooker so people can help themselves throughout Thanksgiving.  Either way it’s a great drink to have in your arsenal.  I am super thankful this year for the support of my friends and family, especially Patrick,  as I have undertaken this adventure.  I hope everyone has a delicious Thanksgiving!

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Mulled Cider (printable version at the end of the post)

Inspiration:  sitting and sipping around the fire pit
Special Equipment:  none

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole star of anise
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 6 ounces bourbon (optional)

In a saucepan combine everything but the bourbon over medium heat.  Let the flavors combine for at least 15 minutes before serving. (or leave in a slow cooker set on warm)  Divide the bourbon if using among the mugs and top with the hot cider.

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Mulled Cider

  • Servings: 4 to 6 drinks
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Print

Special Equipment:  none

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole star of anise
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 6 ounces bourbon (optional)

In a saucepan combine everything but the bourbon over medium heat.  Let the flavors combine for at least 15 minutes before serving (or leave in a slow cooker set on warm).  Divide the bourbon if using among the mugs and top with the hot cider.

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