I really like mulled wine but I have always been paranoid that my teeth are going to get stained. Last year I realised that mulled cider was a better option for my paranoia. I have to say this recipe was actually created by my super healthy hubby Liam. This drink will be a sure fire hit for your guests…if you let them have any. Make sure you check out the secret ingredient at the bottom.
Orange slices (I used these ones from Nims)
• Pour your cider into a pan with star anise.
• Heat the cider over a low heat until hot.
• Pour a little coconut nectar in your mug.
(This is down to personal preference of how sweet you want it.
We used coconut nectar over honey as the flavour isn’t as strong).
• Pour your warmed cider into your mug, 3/4 full.
• Pour in half a shot or rum and brandy.
• Pop in a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick.
THE SECRET INGREDIENT
The secret way to make this the best mulled in the world is by creating a cinnamon infused brandy. Four years ago now Liam popped a couple of cinnamon sticks in a Waitrose own brandy and left it in there. It is incredibly strong but as an addition to a cider, it immediately turns the cider into a festive scented treat for the soul.
Let me know if you make this drink or created a cinnamon infused cider. I would love to see pictures. Make sure you tag me on social media @itsmegantaylor