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English Mulled Cider

What's the big idea?

On a cold winter's day/afternoon/evening, there's nothing like this recipe to warm your party up!

Shopping List

Here's the list of what you need:

  • 4 pints cider
  • 1 orange
  • 16 cloves
  • 4 x 3 inch cinnamon sticks
  • 16 allspice berries
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 cardamon pods
  • 2oz soft brown sugar
  • Dark rum to taste (optional)
Alternatively, if you're feeling lazy, pre-mixed spice packs for mulled cider can be bought online at

What To Do

  • Push the cloves into the outside of the orange (without peeling it). Cut the orange in half
  • Pour the cider into a large saucepan, add all the other ingredients except the rum, cover and heat until simmering
  • Cook on a gentle simmer for 20 minutes
  • Strain well, add rum if required, and serve hot

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