Mulled Apple Cider

Last year while browsing in Williams Sonoma I noticed a delicious, autumnal scent wafting through the store. It turned out to be their mulled cider, simmering away. For some reason, I didn’t buy it that day, and when I later searched online, it was sold out. So this year, as soon as the weather turned crisp, I promptly ordered myself a bottle of their Five Apple Cider concentrate and Mulling Spices.

The mulling spices consist of cinnamon chips, orange rind, allspice, cloves, cinnamon oil, and orange oil. 

Very easy to do-you just combine 3 parts water to 1 part cider on the stove, throw in a tablespoon or two of the mulling spices, simmer for twenty minutes, and voila-mulled apple cider. The directions suggested using a cheesecloth or tea strainer for the spices, but I didn’t have one so I just put them straight in the liquid and strained them out through a colander when I was done. Worked like a charm. 

A perfect warming beverage for a blustery Sunday. Also, a great natural air freshener-the apartment smelled so warm and fall-ish while this was bubbling away. I’m ready to make it again just for the scent!
all photographs by me


  1. Monica {Cake & Lilies} says: November 25, 2013

    Have you smelled the Illume "mulled wine" candle? I saw it this weekend and came SO close to buying it…you should check it out! But simmer pots like these are equally great 🙂

  2. Holly Kvinge says: November 25, 2013

    Oh yum! I was just there yesterday- should have picked this up!!

  3. Alyssa says: November 25, 2013

    Yum–this sounds like the perfect fall drink!

  4. Jackie-York Avenue says: November 25, 2013

    Ooh, no haven't smelled that one but I bet I would love it! I have to get that, can't be mulling up cider on my stove all the time 🙂

  5. Bhreagh says: November 25, 2013

    Yum! That looks so delicious!

  6. brie says: November 25, 2013

    this looks delicious!

    xo brie

  7. bright and beautiful says: November 25, 2013

    Yum! This cider sounds heavenly.

  8. Jackie-York Avenue says: November 26, 2013

    Great idea! It would be perfect for the holiday.

  9. Jackie-York Avenue says: November 26, 2013

    So much good stuff in there…I got their peanut brittle too..amazing.

  10. Jackie-York Avenue says: November 26, 2013

    Definitely is! Feels very festive 🙂

  11. Jackie-York Avenue says: November 26, 2013

    It totally is. I picked a good day for it too because Sunday was crazy cold!

  12. Jackie-York Avenue says: November 26, 2013

    Thanks! It was great.

  13. Jackie-York Avenue says: November 26, 2013

    Thanks Brie! I liked it a lot.

  14. Jackie-York Avenue says: November 26, 2013

    Thanks it was very yummy 🙂

  15. Rebecca says: December 1, 2013

    Oh my gosh this sounds amazing! I'm making some for thanksgiving!!

  16. Alli says: December 1, 2013

    Yum! It looks like the perfect drink for the cold fall weather!

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