Hot Mulled Cider



“Hot mulled cider is the traditional drink for Christmas.  A special set of mugs, whether Santa faces or stoneware ones with appropriate holly designs stenciled on, would establish a nice tradition, being brought out just for this festive hour.  Every member of the family can toast the season.


To make mulled cider, it is easiest to use a clean party-size coffee maker.  Pour the gallon jug of cider into it; in the basket, place a filter and add these herbs and spices:

·         ¼ to ½ cup of brown sugar

·         One tablespoon anise seed, crushed

·         Five to six whole cloves

·         One cinnamon stick, broken

·         One three inch strip of orange peel (use potato peeler)


Perk as for coffee; makes enough for refills.”


SOURCE:  Hope S. Richardson, Christmas Herbs with Hope, (Columbus, OH; DaySpring Publications, 1991), p. 29.