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

Get into the Christmas spirit with this delicious mulled cider recipe that you'll be remaking right up to the big day (and the days after too).


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

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 few days of the festive season and it’s sure to be a hit with all of your guests too. Yes, even 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

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