Mulled Cranberry Cider for a Crowd

Mulled Cranberry Cider for a Crowd

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Mulled Cranberry Cider for a Crowd

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You can serve this two ways, with or without the rum. Either way, give this a full 30 minutes to steep so the flavor has plenty of time to infuse.

Nutrition Facts

Makes 8 servings

Facts per Serving

Calories: 153 Fat, Total: 0g Carbohydrates, Total: 38g
Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 10mg Protein: 0g
Fiber: 2g % Cal. from Fat: 0% % Cal. from Carbs: 99% Tip: Place allspice berries and cloves in a tea ball when steeping in cider. Besides making a great cup of tea, this tool keeps your mulling spices together so you don’t have to skim for loose leaves or spices. Use it to bring fresh herb flavor to stocks or soups.


  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup golden brown sugar
  • 4 allspice berries
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 6 star anise pods, plus a few extra for garnish
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups dark rum (optional)


  • 1 Combine cider, cranberry juice and brown sugar in large saucepan. Place allspice berries and cloves in small tea ball and add to cider. Add star anise, cinnamon sticks and 3 or 4 lemon slices.
  • 2 Bring to simmer, then remove from heat. Let sit 30 to 60 minutes.
  • 3 Reheat mixture. Remove tea ball. Serve in mugs or heatproof glasses, with piece of star anise floating on top of each.
  • 4 To make the alcoholic version, add rum during final reheating.


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