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Welcome to day two of The Twelve Boozy Days of Christmas!

Today I’m going to showcase a very classic winter drink – Mulled Cider.  It’s filled with warm spices, hints of lemon and of course a little booze 🙂 Spiced rum to be exact.  Nothing wrong with that in my book!

This recipe is enough to serve eight guests or to have one drunk night by yourself 🙂


Mulled Cider

Yield: 8 glasses

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


2 quarts apple cider (8 cups)
12 oz. spiced rum
4 strips lemon zest
2 cinnamon sticks
2 whole star anise
1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
1 teaspoon whole cloves

Source: Slightly adapted from Martha Stewart


Heat all ingredients in a saucepan and strain into warmed mug.

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Haha, I love the concept ! That mulled cider sounds really good, I should try it...


Sunday 5th of December 2010

I'll take a cup of that please. Looks perfect for these cold nights!