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
- Add to a sauce pan the ingredients, bring to boil
- Let simmer for 2 minutes and sieve.
- Serve and enjoy!
on www.leeksandhighheels.com 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.