Hot Mulled Cider

Ring in your New Year with a steaming mug of cider! Adult and kid friendly versions available!

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Hot Mulled Cider

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

 

½ gallon freshly pressed apple cider

3 sticks cinnamon, plus more sticks for garnish

1 medium orange, unpeeled, sliced thinly

2 whole cloves

½ vanilla bean, seeds and pod: slice down the length of the pod, spread open, and scrape out the flesh by pressing with a butter knife

1 tablespoon honey, preferably orange blossom

⅓ cup brandy, optional

 

In a large saucepan or small pot over low heat, add all of the ingredients, and mix together. Stir occasionally until very warm. Serve in mugs with slices of orange.

Notes:

  • If the mulled cider will be sitting for an exceptionally long time, remove the cloves when the flavor is to your liking.
  • If you are a big fan of spice, combine 3 star anise and 1 inch of peeled, roughly chopped fresh ginger and put them into a tea strainer or mesh bag to steep along with the other ingredients. Much like steeping tea, remove the tea strainer or mesh bag of ginger and star anise when the desired flavor is achieved.
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2 thoughts on “Hot Mulled Cider

  1. Nathan, What happened to all those healthy recipes you used to do on GGW? I miss those. I dont eat red meat, and was hoping you would make less of that, but seems to be a staple. I will stay subscribed for a while longer, but will bow out if I keep getting recipes for meat only. Please don’t take it personally, just that I am looking for more holistic food. Hope you holidays have been happy and safe Liz

    On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 2:02 PM, Chef Nathan Lyon wrote:

    > Chef Nathan Lyon posted: “Ring in your New Year with a steaming mug of > cider! Adult and kid friendly versions available! Hot Mulled Cider Yield: 4 > to 6 servings ½ gallon freshly pressed apple cider 3 sticks cinnamon, > plus more sticks for garnish 1 medium orange, unpee” >

    • Hi, Liz,
      Thanks for your comment. Good thing this recipe is meat free – totally VEGAN! I don’t eat a lot of meat, but I do have a variety of recipes which include all types of protein as well as vegan and vegetarian recipes. In fact, my cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh, which has over 135 recipes, is 70% vegetarian! So there is always something meat free to find/cook… You can also search my blog here under vegan and vegetarian for options.
      Thanks again and happy holidays & happy cooking!
      Nathan

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