10 Ways to Spice Up Mulled Cider Slideshow
10 Ways to Spice Up Mulled Cider
A traditional cup of mulled cider — which in America usually means non-alcoholic apple juice as opposed to the hard stuff — is sure to please, but have you ever thought about taking it to the next level? Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to step up your mulled cider.
Whether you throw in some alcohol, milk, butter, or fruit, each added ingredient will provide a unique flavor to your warm cup of heaven.
Check out 10 ways to spice up your mulled cider.
Add Extra Brandy
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Add Fruit Juices
We already suggested adding whole pieces of fruit, but who says you have to stop there? If you’re looking to give your cider a tangy twist, include the juice of a clementine or pomegranate.
All About the Cinnamon
Mulled cider is the ultimate fall drink, and cinnamon is the ultimate fall spice. Together, they’re a match made in heaven. Many mulled cider recipes call for a specific amount of cinnamon sticks, but keep in mind that there is no limit. An extra pinch of cinnamon has a huge impact on your cider.
Experiment with Herbal Tea
Mulled drinks and tea both calm you down, so, why not combine the two? By adding herbal tea to your cider, you can sip away on a tasty treat while obtaining all of the health benefits tea provides.
Explore Sugar Options
Many mulled sugar recipes say “add sugar.” What kind of sugar, you ask? The answer is any kind you’d like. You could always use ordinary sugar, but brown sugar will help you achieve the true essence of fall.
Step Up the Spice
Many mulled cider recipes already call for spice. If you’re looking to take your average recipe to the next level, we suggest doubling the amount of spice. Serve extra-spicy cider at your next holiday party — it’s sure to wake up your guests.
Throw in Some Fruit
Not prepared for summer to end? Though many warm-weather cocktails call for fruit, you can give your cider a tropical twist as well. We have a recipe that will make your cider fruity and ease the transition into autumn.