Mulled Hot Apple Cider
There are lots of ways to make hot apple cider at home and all of them are easy. Our favourite is the crock pot – And although it is perfect for fall – its delicious and smells amazing for Christmas Eve too.
Empty a 2L or 4L jug of Campbell's Apple Cider into your crockpot. Turn on low. Add about 1 TBSP of mulling spice into a loose-leaf tea bag. Juice will be ready in 2 to 4 hours depending on your crock-pot. (the newer models tend to reach a much hotter temperature) . This method is an easy way to make a true 'mulled' cider
Empty a 2L or 4L litre jug of Apple Cider into a pot, add spices and simmer gently. Stir often as the high natural sugar content can cause the juice to burn. Keep juice on the heat for a minimum of 5 minutes so the spices have a chance to flavour the juice.
Put juice in the microwave with a sprinkle of cinnamon in a mug. Heat until warm.
We sell our own mulling spices and cinnamon sticks at the orchard. We usually use about 1 TBSP per batch. Feel free to use more for more flavour.
Alternatively, you can use some cinnamon sticks or even just a sprinkle of cinnamon. When using a quick heating method, such as a microwave, a sprinkle of cinnamon is best because the juice won't have time to absorb the flavour from the whole spices.