Mulled Apple Cider is the perfect drink to serve during the holidays! It's warm, cozy, and comforting. Fill your kitchen with fall aromas and get into the holiday spirit.
Warm up this fall or winter season with some homemade mulled apple cider!
Mulled apple cider is the quintessential fall drink. With cloves and spices, apple and oranges, it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
The second the first crisp breeze rolls across North Texas, I've filling my cup full of this seasonal drink! Join me and make it yourself.
Here's what you'll need to make the best autumn apple cider:
How to Make Stovetop Mulled Cider
My favorite variation of is mulled apple cider with clove oranges! It's how my mom made it growing up, and I'm carrying on the fall tradition.
Grab your largest pot and place it on the stove. Pour in the apple juice, orange juice, and water.
Poke as many cloves as desired into the orange, then slice up the apple.
Let simmer for at least 10 minutes, or until warm. Ladle into mugs and serve immediately!
Spiked Mulled Apple Cider
If you're looking to amp up your fall or winter cider, make spiced cider with dark rum! Other popular alternatives include brandy or bourbon.
What to Serve with Hot Apple Cider
Sure, you can enjoy your cider as is, cuddled up on the couch or near the fireplace. But here are a few food pairings for the holiday season!
- Warm up with cider paired with pumpkin banana bread or baked pumpkin donuts.
- Serve on Thanksgiving or Christmas with classic dishes like green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, and mashed potatoes.
- Enjoy as an after dinner drink with a festive dessert like my dairy free pumpkin pie, baked apple cider donuts, mini apple pie tarts, or vegan salted caramel cupcakes.
Holiday drink recipes to fall in love with
- Apple Cider Margarita
- Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
- Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Egg-Free Eggnog
- Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew
- Vegan Gingerbread Latte
Do you have a special holiday recipe? Share with me in the comments below!
Stovetop Mulled Apple Cider with Clove Oranges
- 2 quarts apple juice
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 orange poked with cloves
- 1 apple sliced
- 3 tablespoon mulling spices
- Pour the apple juice, water, and orange juice into a large pot on the stove.
- Poke cloves into the orange and slice then apple, then add to pot.
- Using a tea ball or spice ball, secure about 3 tablespoons of mulling spices inside and let float.
- Bring to a simmer over low heat and let simmer for at least 10 minutes or until warm. Ladle into mugs and serve immediately.