Mulled Cider day is coming up! Let’s drink!
But seriously, I feel like you need this recipe so you can go forth into this cozy holiday time armed with a very good recipe for mulled cider.
I love this one because it has bourbon in it and bourbon is the best.
It also has cardamom and fragrant bay leaf and slice of oranges and lemon. All of this creates a super fragrant aroma in your house. I know people who boil home potpourri. Have you heard of this? I feel like it was all the rage on Pinterest a few years back. Basically you take cinnamon sticks, lemon peel, orange peels and a few other things and boil them in water on the stove so your house smells delicious. I think it’s kinda crazy. BUT, I would be up for it if I were throwing a party. Actually, I take that back, I’m pretty sure I’d just make this because then we’d have something to drink and it would smell good!
Bourbon Mulled Cider
- 16 fl ounces unfiltered apple cider
- 4 fluid ounces bourbon
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/2 naval orange
- 1/2 lemon
- 10 allspice berries
- 1 star anise
- 4 cardamom pods
- 1 bay leaf
- To a medium saucepan, add all of the ingredients. Stir and place it over medium-high heat until it reaches a gentle boil.
- Bring the heat down to low and cook until fragrant and delicious, about 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and cover the pot. I like to keep it like this for guests. Every now and then you may need to turn the heat back on to warm it. And of course, this is a good recipe to double.
Yield: 4 servings
Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.