Winter is well underway but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up cider for the duration! At this time of year there is nothing better than standing around a roaring fire with friends sharing a nice warming beverage, and there is no better warm beverage than Hot mulled cider!’
To make the perfect winter warmer, for adults only I must stress! Take the following:
- 4 pack of Spreyton Bitter Cider (or Classic if you prefer, I like the hoppy goodness but not all do..)
- 4 pack of Spreyton Apple Cider
- 1l of Spreyton Fresh Apple Juice
- 1 orange, quartered
- 2 – 3 sticks of cinnamon
- 2 – 3 Tablespoons of aromatic spices:
- pimentos (Allspice)
- Tasmanian Bush pepper berries (if you can get them)
- Star Anise
Place all the ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to the boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes then enjoy! (serves 12 – 15)
This winter warmer will have an ABV of around 4%, if you want a little more kick then add some Redlands Estates Apple Schnapps, if you want a little less then add more Apple Juice!
Mulled Cider is a traditional European Winter beverage but it is perfect for these chilly Tassie Winters and lets face it wouldn’t you rather stand around a bonfire with a drink in your hand that isn’t ice cold??
Until next time!
Cheers from the cidery