November 8 2015
The clocks have gone back, we’re digging blankets out of the cupboard, and fallen leaves are absolutely everywhere. Mulling season is upon us!
These dark evenings are calling out for something festive bubbling on the stove, so we’ve concocted a little recipe for you. We took it out for a spin at the wonderful Halloween tasting night at The Bull Hotel with the Venner Bar and had a great response! So by popular demand, here is the recipe for our Winter Spice Mulled Cider.
Mulled Cider Ingredients (for 2 mugs):
- 1 tablespoon of Winter Spice tea
- 500ml bottle of still cider (medium or sweet is best, we used the Dabinet from The Purbeck Cider Company down the road)
- Brown sugar
Additional extras: apple juice, stick of cinnamon, slices of apple and orange, a slug of Calvados.
Wonderfully simple. Pour the cider into a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the tea and any extras you’d like straight into the pan and simmer for 6 – 10 mins depending on how strong you’d like the flavour to be. Add sugar or apple juice to taste.
When it is ready, strain through a sieve and enjoy.
(For an alcohol-free, simple replace the cider with apple juice!)