Mulled Cider Recipe

Posted on December 09, 2011

Christmas is here and the time has come to raise a glass to the festivities.

Simon Reed, the school's cider expert, shares this spicy cider recipe - perfect for the cold wintery days.


This recipe makes a 1 litre bottle

  • 1 litre of real cider from a good artisan supplier (such as Rough Old Wife) – dry preferably
  • 1 cup of good brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • ½ crushed cardamom pod
  • 2 whole cardamoms
  • 4 whole cloves


  • In a pan, heat all of the ingredients until just before it begins to simmer (ensure it does not boil)
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for an hour or so – this allows the cardamoms and cloves to infuse the liquid
  • Pour the mixture through a fine sieve and place back in a bottle, or re-heat (do not boil) and serve
  • You can pour out a measure from the bottle and heat in the microwave for an instant pick me up
  • The bottled mulled cider will keep happily in the fridge over the festive period

Learn more about our cider brewing courses.




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