Does anything evoke the sense of autumn delight like the sweet aroma of hot mulled cider, wafting through the home?
Stores offer scented candles, air sprays, and pot pourri varieties with this favorite fragrance. Still, the best way to fill the house with this seasonal sensation is to return to tradition and make real mulled cider. Besides, this perennial pick makes a delicious warming beverage for those brisk fall days.
Here’s how to make mulled apple cider at home. It’s easy!
First, gather the ingredients for mulled apple cider.
- 2 quarts apple cider
- 2 teaspoons ground allspice
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Next, follow these simple instructions to make mulled apple cider in a crockpot.
Combine all ingredients in a large crockpot. Heat on high, stirring occasionally, until mulled cider is steaming hot. Place a cinnamon stick into each mug, and pour the hot mulled cider over it for extra flavor before serving.
For the adult crowd, a cup of rum or brandy may be added to spice up hot mulled cider.
Store leftover mulled cider in an airtight pitcher or jar in the refrigerator. Remaining servings may be microwaved for reheating.
Hot mulled apple cider is a tasty treat for tailgate parties, football games, Halloween trick-or-treat gatherings, or autumn picnics.
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