Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Easy festive holiday spiced mulled cider

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!

This is my only festive post and the final post of 2015.
So what better way to end 2015, than to toast the year passing and a new one beginning?
Here is my super easy, quick and delicious homemade mulled cider recipe. 
You can find most of the ingredients knocking around the kitchen, which is great at this time of year. 
This is greqt to make in advance and store in air tight containers. The flavours intensify and it is one thing off your to do list.


3 litres of cider- you can have 1 litre of dry
2 large cinnamon stick
3 cloves
1/2 a bottle of medium sweet white wine
1 vanilla pod
3 star anise
1 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
50g of sugar- soft sugar (if you don't like sugar don't add or use less)
2 heaped teaspoons of Marsala tea
200 ml dark rum (if you have it, that is fine)
6 cardamom pods
1 level teaspoon of mixed spice
1  bay leaf
3 oranges and one 1 lemon
1 orange and lemon peel
1 chopped apple


Ok so you have all your ingridients. 
Squeeze the juice from 3 oranges and 1 lemon. Then thinly slice zest.
If you have a muslin cloth going spare then place all your dry ingredients in there and tie it off.
If not then chuck your ingredients into a big pot, along with the cider, wine, sugar and scrapped vanilla pod. 
You can sieve all ingridients once finished.
The mixture should be on a LOW heat and allowed to simmer for approximately 30-40 minutes.
If it is a little strong add a a cup of water and add until you are satisfied.

**Tip** You may find the citrus oils very strong if you put them in straight away. 
Either place fruits in hot water for a few seconds then add to the mix.
Or add peel into the mix in the last 10 minutes of simmering.

This is also great with champagne or wine so get creative and mull what ever tipple takes your fancy!

This is an alcoholic drink mixture but is just as delicious with non-alcoholic drinks.
Remember guys, drink safely and my underagers -Apple juice will sustain you!

So that's my incredibly easy, show stopping mulled cider. 
Your family will sing your praises and it shall be great.
 Sit back and lap up the adulation.
Drink it hot, warm or even cold and its amazing!

Thank you so much for your continued support this year.
Have an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Enjoy your holidays and see you on the other side (very Adele)!

Merry Christmas, Afenhyiapa, Feliz Navidad, Meri Kirihimete, Sung Tan Chuk Ha, Gledileg Jol, 
Bada Din Mubarak Ho... so on and so forth

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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  1. Lol is it too late for me to make this... Are we still in the festive period lool... Great post! X

    Christine |

    1. It's never too late lol. Technically it's festive time until 12 days after Christmas, so get merry and creative! I will be ;D