m. c. de marco: The New Kitchen Cookbook

Mulled Cider

This particular formulation was a non-alcoholic side to my mulled wine, based partly on that and partly on the perfect mulled apple cider recipe.


Serves 12.

  • 1 gallon fresh apple cider
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 24 whole cloves
  • 24 whole allspice
  • 12 star anise
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • a slice of fresh ginger
  • a slice of orange or lime (with peel)


  1. Simmer all ingredients one or more hours on high in a crockpot, several hours on low, or one hour on low heat on a stovetop.
  2. Preferably, serve through a strainer.
  3. After the first round, remove any citrus.
  4. Hold on low or warm (crockpot), or over a low flame.


Add a vanilla bean.

Top with ground nutmeg.