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Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider
Mulled Cider

You know that song “Here We Come A-Caroling”? Would you believe us if we told you the song was actually born with mulled cider? The mulled cider we prepare today is actually a child of an ancient drink called “Wassail,” a drink that included boiling eggs along with the simmering spices… Interesting. This drink was involved in “Wasailling” which was a tradition that involved either going door-to-door singing carols or going as a community to visit an orchard and singing to the trees to encourage a good harvest for the next year. While today we never hear of carolers visiting any time other than before Christmas, Wassailing Day was celebrated on the “Twelfth Night,” which is around January 6th.

How Do You Make Mulled Cider?

Despite it’s almost ancient history, mulled cider is an absolute breeze to prepare- the most labor intensive part of this recipe is tying the knot in some cheesecloth as you make a sachet for your mulling spices. Chef Jeff advised making sure you get a great quality apple cider (local, if possible) that won’t be overly sweet so you can get that great distinctive flavor. Our recipe recommends warming the cider for 10 minutes, but you can also go a little longer as the flavors will just further harmonize together. Just be sure to keep an eye on a heat to make sure you don’t accidentally bubble your cider away! Serve with a cinnamon stick to help really amp the cozy Autumn vibes.

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Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.
Category: Non Alcoholic
  1. Make a sachet with cheesecloth, kitchen twine and Mulling spice.
  2. In a pot, add apple cider, orange slices, and sachet and bring to a simmer.
  3. Serve hot with a cinnamon stick.