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Fireside Mulled Cider

Fireside Mulled Cider

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  • 1 Cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 2 qts Apple cider
  • 1/2 tsp Whole coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp Whole cloves
  • 4 strips Orange zest
  • 1 - 3 tbsp Light or dark brown sugar, to taste


  1. Use a mallet to break up the cinnamon stick into smaller pieces.
  2. Toast the cinnamon, coriander, cloves and peppercorns in a large saucepan over medium heat until fragrant, 1 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add apple cider, orange zest and brown sugar to the saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Skim away any foam that surfaces.
  5. Pour cider through a strainer lined with a coffee filter or cheesecloth. Discard the strained spices and orange zest.
  6. Serve warm or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week.


Recipe adapted from