Easy Spiced Mulled Apple Cider

Easy Spiced Mulled Apple Cider

Easy Spiced Mulled Apple Cider

 

As Halloween approaches I begin to think of hay rides, going to pick out the perfect pumpkin,corn mazes and bonfires.  Most of these are done after dark and it can get pretty chilly where I live.  Warming up with a hot beverage makes the cold fly away. 

Easy Spiced Hot Apple Drink is made with ingredients you have stored since the summer.  Dry lemonade mix, orange drink mix are two ingredients you may already have a little left from the summer BBQ’s and Breakfast Celebrations.  All that is missing is a gallon of apple juice or cider. Either will work so buy what is on sale. 

I was providing refreshments at a family fun evening outing and decided that Doughnut Holes  and Apple Cider would be perfect.  But cold cider would not do. I wanted a drink that would leave everyone warmed inside too. I  have a couple of really good mulled cider recipes in my file but, to be honest I  was too lazy to search for them.  My recipe collection is getting out of control.  So I thought that I could make up a recipe from scratch easier than  trying to find my other recipes.  I remembered most of the key ingredients so off I went to get some apple cider and cinnamon sticks.

Easy Spiced  Mulled Apple Cider

Simple Steps for making Easy Spiced Apple Cider

Easy Spiced Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

Use a large cooking kettle. (I used my canning pot)  Big enough to hold over 2 gallons

Carefully pour 2 gallons of apple juice or cider into the pot. 

Add 1 quart of lemonade and 1/2 cup powdered orange drink mix.

Stir mixture until the dry mix is dissolved. Add 1 box or 10 cinnamon sticks to the pot. 

In a mix diffuser add 2 tablespoons whole cloves and add it to the pot.

Heat everything until it simmers. 

Before serving remove the cinnamon sticks and the spice diffuser. Serve Warm

Makes 2 1/2 gallons

 

I put mine into my glass beverage container with a spigot and lid. It stayed warm for 2 1/2 hours that way.

 

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Author:LeAnn

LeAnn teaches cooking classes throughout the Salt Lake City area. Recently featured in Taste of Home Magazine, runner up in the Cache Valley Cheese Signature dish contest and Winner of Better Recipes Best Blogger Potluck Recipe. Created customed recipes for Hi Grade Meats to use in their promotions, She has been a frequent guest on Good Things Utah, featured chef on Studio 5, the CW 30 and at the Salt Lake Tribune Home and Garden Show. She recently auditioned for the Fox 13 show Master Chef. She hopes her passion and love of cooking will inspire you to cook from your pantry and create your own cuisine traditions. Her cookbook "Pantry Friendly Mexican Cooking is available at Amazon.com. She is currently working on a 2nd book titled Pantry-Friendly Anti-Aging Cooking and a video series called Cook Away Hunger.

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