Growing up in New England brings such fond memories of when I was a child. I remember drinking mulled cider close to the Christmas holidays and just loving the aroma and tastes of this great hot beverage! Digging around in my recipe book, I have pulled out one of my old recipes for you to try!
Easy Mulled Cider recipe! New England Style. Prep time: 20 minutes
To make hot mulled cider just like you may have tasted in New England, start by pouring one gallon of fresh cider into a large pot on the stove or into a crockpot or slow cooker.
Add a half cup of brown sugar.
Place 1 teaspoon of whole cloves, 1 teaspoon of whole allspice, and 3 cinnamon sticks on a square of cheesecloth and tie up. Add to the pot.
Heat the cider to a boil, stirring regularly. Leave the pot uncovered so that you and your family or guests can enjoy the warm, delicious aroma.
Once the cider boils, lower the setting to simmer for at least another 15 minutes to allow for thorough infusion of the spices. Stir occasionally.
Remove the spices from the pot and ladle hot mulled cider into mugs or other glasses designed for hot beverages.
If you don't have cheesecloth on hand, use a tea ball or I use a coffee filter to hold the my spices.
Add a splash of rum or brandy to really warm up a chilly day.
For a decorative touch, you can stud an apple with cloves and allow that to float in your cider pot instead of adding cloves to your spice bag.
I really like to add a slice of orange to give it more of a citrus flavor punch. The aroma is divine!
Things you will need to prepare:
fresh cider, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, whole allspice, cheesecloth, large stock pot, brown sugar, and if you so like, oranges.