My soul warming hot spiked mulled apple cider

Sandra Slawinski 27th January 2021 0 comments

There is nothing quite like a warm, spiced drink to warm your soul on a winter night. My spiked mulled apple cider will definitely hit the spot.

I used Belgian cider and Belgian rum, keeping it local. Of course you can opt out of the rum.  I didn’t use any orange peel as I truly dislike taste of oranges.

Have it hot or cold, but nothing beats it hot cuddled up on the sofa when snowflakes fall.






SWAPS & TIPS fro my hot apple cider :

I bought Belgian apple cider, you can use unfiltered apple juice as well.

Use the spices you like, I am not always a fan of cinnamon but love cloves, star anise, juniper berries, cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg.

Add a citrus rind for some zing like orange, lemon or grapefruit.

Serve hot or cold.

Instead of rum, use cognac or a fruit of flower liquor of your choice.


My spiked hot mulled apple cider

Yield 2 cups


  • 2 cups of cider
  • 1 table spoon rum
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground
  • 3 cloves or 3 cardamom pods 
  • 5 - 10 juniper berries


  1. Add to a sauce pan the ingredients, bring to boil
  2. Let simmer for 2 minutes and sieve.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


on by Sandra Slawinski

Written and photographed by Sandra Slawinski without commercial agreements. I used my Williams Sonoma saucepan, sieve and tea glasses from Dille & Kamille. Silver vintage spoons I found on a flea market.