Step Away from the Mulling Spice
Mulled Cider is perfect for cold winter evenings when you want something to get you in the spirit of a party or celebration. Less alcoholic than mulled wine this is the perfect option when you have lots of guests. You don’t need dusty boxes of mulling spice to make this delicious winter-warming tipple.
If you are serving Mulled Cider you may well need some snacks or canapes to ‘line your stomach’. I can heartily recommend mini Gluten Free, Vegan Quiche as great canapes to serve. Or how about Gluten Free Vegan Rosemary and Sea Salt Crackers with Black Olive Tapenade and Houmous – Garlic Free? Or if you want something sweet I LOVE Mini Christmas Mince Pies. Delicious!
Allergy Information – Mulled Cider
Mulled Cider is gluten-free and vegan as well as… celery free, coconut free, garlic free, lupin free, mustard free, nightshade free, onion free, peanut free, sesame free, soya free, tree nut free.
Top Tips – Mulled Cider
The great thing about cider is that it is almost always gluten free and very commonly vegan. Most supermarkets and retailers allow you to filter searches for gluten-free and vegan so it should be easy to work out which ciders are suitable.
Go for a very dry (if you can get very dry) cider. Or even a perry (made from pears). Dry cider is way better than the sweet fizzy rubbish you often get in shops and pubs.
This mulled cider has no added sugar (I really don’t think it needs it) but if you have a very sweet tooth you can add a little sugar to taste at the end.
Recipe – Mulled Cider
Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Ingredients – Mulled Cider
2 litres good-quality traditional dry cider
2 cinnamon sticks
4 star anise
0.25 teaspoon nutmeg, finely grated
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
Zest and juice of 1 orange
Zest and juice of 2 clementines
Method – Mulled Cider
1. Pour the cider into a large pan on a low heat. Add the spices and juices and bring to a gentle simmer
2. Simmer gently for three minutes and switch off the heat
3. Add the zest of the orange and clementine and taste. (If you want to add sugar – add to taste)
4. Serve in warmed mugs or glasses.
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