I know I’ve posted this recipe before, but it’s so worth posting again! Besides, holiday entertaining in these small Florida homes is a challenge. Half of your guests end up outside, and with the temperatures plummeting they way they are this year, your guests will appreciate a hot cup of mulled cider. If your grown-up guests want something a little more “grown-up,” add a little spiced rum, apple wine, apple schnapps, or cinnamon schnapps to each glass. That should warm everyone nicely!
Mulled Apple Cider
1 gallon Apple Cider
5-6 whole cloves
5-6 whole allspice berries
2-4 cinnamon sticks
¼ cup packed brown sugar, or ¼ cup honey
2 tea bags
Slice orange and lemon crosswise into ¼ thick slices.
Pour Apple Cider into a large slow cooker. Add orange and lemon slices, spices, brown sugar and tea bags. Stir well to dissolve brown sugar.
Heat on low for at least 4 hours to blend flavors. Strain into serving mugs. Strain any leftovers and refrigerate. Mulled Cider reheats very well!