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Mulled Spiced Apple Cider

30 min


10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

This mulled cider looks beautifully festive with the bright orange and red fruits. The aroma of apple and cinnamon simmering away on the stove will make your home smell absolutely incredible. A drink that serves both as an air freshener and a deliciously sweet warm drink? Cheers to that!



30 min


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  • 8 cups (1920 mL)
    apple cider
  • 1
    orange, thinly sliced
  • 6
    cardamom pods, cracked
  • 4
    cinnamon sticks
  • 3
    whole cloves
  • ½ cup (50 g)
    fresh cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    fresh ginger, thinly sliced
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  1. Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially cover, and let the flavours infuse for 20 - 30 minutes.
  3. Serve warm. Enjoy!


  • Best to enjoy immediately.
  • Can be made ahead of time and reheated on the stove over medium heat until warmed through. Store in the fridge for up to 1 day.

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Mina - Sept. 16, 2021, 10:59 a.m.

This recipe looks very nice. I would like to try it this fall.

But I am in France and I do not have access to fresh cranberry . Can I replace them with something else?

Thank you for all this recipes. I really love the Chai Hot Chocolate! It's so good !!

PUL Team - Sept. 16, 2021, 5:22 p.m.

Hi Mina, a lovely question! Feel free to substitute the fresh cranberries with frozen or a splash of cranberry juice if that's more accessible. Alternatively, you could exclude the cranberries or substitute them for another fruit, such as a different type of berry. We hope you enjoy the apple cider if you give it a try! Lots of love to France 🤗

Mulled cider slave - July 24, 2021, 5:59 p.m.

This has become a regular after dinner drink in our house now! My mom got addicted to this and she requests it almost every other day 😂

Lucy - July 11, 2021, 5:41 p.m.

love love love... makes your house smell so yummy and is such a cozy drink 🤎

Jordan - July 10, 2021, 4:47 a.m.

I like making this in a crock pot for family events! It tastes and smells sooooo good, it's insane.

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 5:33 a.m.

Mmm lovely idea, Jordan, thanks for sharing your review with us :)

Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

I serve this to my family after apple picking, hiking, or other outdoor excursions on cold fall days and to my guests around Thanksgiving. It’s always a win!

PUL Team - July 14, 2021, 3:47 p.m.

Mmm sounds so lovely, Katherine, thank you for sharing!

Lisa - July 9, 2021, 6:08 p.m.

This is drink has a similar taste as a Swedish drink called Glögg. How many times did I not make it, this drink is perfect for both autumn and winter!

Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 8:18 p.m.

I know, right! My husband’s family is from Lindstrom MN and they love it when I serve them this.

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 2:21 a.m.

Super interesting to hear, Lisa and Katherine, thanks for sharing this!

Saher Hyderali - July 9, 2021, 2:34 p.m.

I make this on Thanksgiving every year!! It’s a tradition in my home now!! We absolutely love it!!

Aurora - July 9, 2021, 8:57 a.m.

My favourite hot drink! Just heaven in a mug really!

Kirstyn - July 8, 2021, 9:15 p.m.

So delicious! I put a little too much cinnamon in (or maybe the 4 sticks were just very large...) so had to water it down with some more apple juice but still tasted amazing and was such a comforting drink. Also made the apartment small fantastic.

PUL Team - July 13, 2021, 4:11 a.m.

A huge thank you for the review, Kirstyn! Great idea to add more apple juice to adjust the flavour 😊

Darcy Johnson - April 14, 2021, 11:20 a.m.

Soo yummy!

PUL Team - April 16, 2021, 6:48 p.m.

Thank you, Darcy!