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:
    • cloves
    • pimentos (Allspice)
    • Tasmanian Bush pepper berries (if you can get them)
    • Star Anise
    • etc.

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