Mulled Cider

Mulled cider is the new mulled wine and it’s not just for Christmas; it’s light enough to enjoy on any cold evening when you fancy a warm, comforting tipple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serves 4

1 litre/2 pints dry, still cider

300ml apple juice

1 10cm cinnamon stick

3 cloves

1 star anise/3 all-spice berries (optional)

zest of an orange

grating of nutmeg

apple slices

brown sugar to taste

50ml Somerset cider brandy

Pour all ingredients, except the brandy, into a saucepan and simmer gently for 30 minutes, do not boil. Pour into mugs/glasses and add a dram of brandy to each.

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