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‘Tis the season for a festive tipple with this delicious mulled cider recipe


by Erin Lindsay
27th Dec 2019

We’re still on our Christmas holidays, and enjoying all the food and drink we’re going to have well into New Year’s Day — especially this delicious mulled cider recipe that we’re going to be remaking every day this week


Mulled wine and cider are some of our favourite festive treats this time of year — the warming cinnamon and the kick of alcohol is the perfect recipe for a great night in (or out).

With this delicious recipe, courtesy of Drinks Ireland|Cider, we’ll be set up for the next two weeks of party season — it’s sure to be a hit with all of your guests, including those picky cousins who are never happy with their turkey dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 litre of Highbank Medieval Cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 star anise
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 pomegranate, juice and seed of
  • 1 orange, juice of and rind for serving
  • 4-5 tbsp of golden sugar

Method

  • Pop the cider into a large pan on a low heat and allow to warm up for a few minutes.
  • Add all the spices and juices and bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • As everything is mulling begin to taste and add sugar to achieve your desired sweetness.
  • When you are happy, serve in a beautiful cup with a rind of orange for decoration.

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