Amazing Mulled Cider


Mulled cider is the very best cozy drink! Infused with spices like cinnamon and cloves, you can make it in a slow cooker or on the stove (and enjoy that aroma!).

Amazing Mulled Cider

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Yield: 8

Category: Drink
Method: Stovetop / Pressure Cooker
Cuisine: American


  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 10 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider*
  • 1/4 cup rum, optional
  • 1 small orange, for garnish
  • Whole cranberries, for garnish


  1. Toast the spices: Add the nutmeg, allspice, cloves, star anise and cinnamon to the bottom of a pot (or to a skillet for Slow Cooker instructions). Toast over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.
  2. Stovetop cooking instructions: Turn the heat to low. Pour in the apple cider and bring to below a simmer, just barely bubbling. Warm for 1 hour on low heat (don’t let it simmer). Skim off any particulate if desired, or stir to re-incorporate it.
  3. Slow Cooker & Instant Pot instructions: Place the apple cider in the slow cooker or Instant Pot (pressure cooker) with the spices. Cook on low for 3 hours OR Normal using the Instant Pot “Slow Cooker” setting.
  4. If using, stir in the rum. Garnish with orange slices and cranberries, then serve.


Doubles easily, and fits into a standard slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 8
Calories Per Serving: 114
0%Total Fat 0.3g
10%Total Carbohydrate 28g
2%Dietary Fiber 0.5g
Sugars 23.9g
0%Protein 0.2g
0%Vitamin A 0µg
2%Vitamin C 2.2mg
2%Calcium 19.8mg
2%Iron 0.3mg
0%Vitamin D 0µg
3%Magnesium 12.4mg
5%Potassium 250.5mg
3%Vitamin B6 0mg
0%Vitamin B12 0µg

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