Food & Drink

Mulled Cider Recipe.

Two recipe’s for a festive mulled cider!

Mulled cider, and wine, are gladly consumed throughout December and for good reason too – they’re so festive and warming. Just what you need on a cold Winter’s day/evening.

I’m not one for mulled wine, however I am partial to a mulled cider; I prefer the sweeter apple taste that you get from it. However, I’m not a big drinker so I also decided to put together a non-alcoholic recipe too! I’ve taken inspiration from Coffee #1’s ‘Mulled Apple & Cinnamon’ drink for this one. If you haven’t tried it, then you need to. It’s absolutely delicious and a firm favourite of mine.

Non-Alcoholic Mulled Apple & Cinnamon


  • 500ml Apple Juice
  • A Sprinkle of Cinnamon/1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 Cloves
  • A Dash of Honey

I based my recipe off of this one, just with no orange as I can’t have it! No method needed – simply stir all of your ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Then cover and keep warm until serving, or enjoy straight away! Recipe serves 4.

Mulled Cider


  • Cider of Choice – 500ml
  • 125ml Apple Juice
  • 125ml Ginger Tea (optional, use 250ml of Apple Juice  if you don’t want this)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 20g Soft Dark Brown Sugar

I based my recipe off of Nigella Lawson’s recipe. Again, no method needed – simply bung all of your ingredients into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover and keep warm until needed, or enjoy straight away. Recipe serves 3.

By all means please do add orange to yours, I have an intolerant to citrus so unfortunately can’t add any to mine! However, I know most original recipes do have orange or lemon in them.

Tip: Pour your mulled cider into a travel mug to take out on a Winter walk with you. Hunt out the best Christmas lights, on people’s homes, in your local area and sip your warming cup of mulled cider – yum! Pop on your bobble hat, thick scarf and toasty gloves to ensure maximum warmth and cosiness.

Are you team Mulled Cider or Mulled Wine?