Spiced Apple Cider

This mulled cider is a favorite of mine and so easy to make. Don't use the pre-made powder mixes that look like tea bags, those are way too sweet. The recipe is very similar to my Wassail (mulled juices) or the Glühwein (mulled wine), with the addition of cardamon seeds. As it is still cold outside, it is a perfect drink for a cozy evening :)


  • 1 bottle of apple cider
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 3 orange slices
  • 10 cardamon seeds
  • 1/4 cup allspice berries or cider mate mix (orange peel, dried berries, gloves, ginger, anis star pieces)
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 gloves


Pour the apple cider in a big pot and mix in the lemon juice. The apple cider is usually already so sweet, that I do not need additional sweetener, but rather something on the opposite side. However, if you like it sweeter, feel free to leave out the lemon juice and/or add some sugar, honey or maple syrup. Add the lemon and orange slices, and the spices (allspice berries or cider mate, cardamon seeds, cinnamon sticks, gloves). Heat it up and let it boil for a few minutes.

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