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Hot Mulled Cider

A steaming fragrant mug of this cider is a welcome treat on a brisk fall afternoon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or lemon slice, if desired.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2006

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 5 whole white cardamom pods, crushed
  • 4 star anise
  • 3 (1/4-inch) thick lemon slices
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced


Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes. Strain cider mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, and discard solids. Serve cider hot.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 127
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.2g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 0.2mg
  • Calcium: 1.7mg

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Hot Mulled Cider Recipe