Mulled Cider/Hot Toddy/Wassail Recipe

Mulled Cider/Hot Toddy/Wassail


Makes 8 cups

64 oz. apple cider (or juice)
12 whole allspice berries
6 cinnamon sticks
8 cardamom pods
6 whole cloves
dash of nutmeg-optional
small amount of brown sugar-optional
6 strips of orange zest and 1-2 orange slices to float while simmering
Apple brandy (Calvados or Applejack is nice) or pear brandy or spiced rum or whiskey or apfel korn or cinnamon Schnapps or caramel flavored liquor (liquor of your choice is what I’m getting at)-optional

Garnish: optional
cinnamon sticks
dried fruit (apple, pear)
dried ginger
pomegranate seeds
orange zest/slices
floating cranberries

How to make Mulled Cider/Hot Toddy/Wassail

If you do not have one ingredient or only have powder form, you can omit and/or substitute. I would recommend the majority not be powder. As you can see in my alcohol list, there is a nice assortment that works well in this hot drink. In a large pot, simmer on low/med. heat all ingredients (minus alcohol) together for 20-30 minutes. Strain and pour into mugs and add whatever amount of alcohol you wish. Add garnish if you wish. This will warm you up quite well.

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