Homemade Mulled Cider Recipe

Make the most of plentiful apple harvests by sharing a big batch of spiced apple cider.

November/December 2015

  • All ages can enjoy the comforting warmth of spiced winter drinks with this recipe for Homemade Mulled Cider.
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Yield: 6 servings

Homemade Mulled Cider Recipe


• 6 cups fresh apple cider
• 1⁄4 cup pure maple syrup (optional)
• 1-1⁄4 cup mulling spices
• Organic cinnamon sticks and freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish (optional)


Pour apple cider into large pan. I tend to think fresh apple cider has just the right sweetness, but if you’d like a little more, add maple syrup and stir well. Toss in mulling spices and gently heat on medium for 20 minutes or so until very hot. Remove from heat and ladle into mugs, adding a cinnamon stick and a scratch or two of freshly grated nutmeg for garnish, if you wish. Serves 6.

Find more traditional holiday treats, decor and activities in Have an Old-Fashioned Holiday.

This recipe was supplied by Mountain Rose Herbs, one of our favorite suppliers of organic herbs and herbal teas. To find this recipe and another for a Mulled Orange Tea Hot Toddy, visit Mountain Rose Blog.