Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider

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Whether hosting an adult or family-oriented party, this is an easy Halloween favorite that will keep the party frightfully fun!

Recipe courtesy of Colleen Mullaney


  • Large earthenware of insulated serving bowl and mugs or glasses
  • 10 cups apple cider
  • 5 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnishing glasses
  • About 40 whole cloves
  • 12 orange slices
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 3 small apples


  • 1 In a large saucepan, combine the cider, cinnamon sticks, 10 of the cloves, six of the orange slices, the ginger, and the nutmeg.
  • 2 Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, stud the apples with the remaining cloves.
  • 4 Strain the spiced cider into the serving bowl.
  • 5 Garnish with the clove studded apples and remaining orange slices and serve.
  • 6 Tuck fresh cinnamon sticks in individual glasses, if you like.
  • 7 VARIATION: To really take the chill out, add 2 cups of bourbon just before serving.


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