My Favorite Mulled Cider Recipe

My Favorite Mulled Cider Recipe

My favorite mulled cider recipe is a winter staple. It's great for parties and gatherings as the aroma can lift even the heaviest winter energy. If you're hosting a get-together, make the mulled cider in a crockpot and keep it on low for non-stop sipping throughout the party. Warming and soothing for all doshas, this cider recipe is bound to inspire fire-lit singing and good cheer.

For a lower-sugar variation, add 2 cups water in addition to the gallon of apple cider—you'll hardly notice the difference.


  • 1 gallon organic apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 4 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder (may substitute with 1-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced)
  • Orange twists for garnish (optional)


Add all ingredients to a large pot, and simmer until your house smells like a magical winter wonderland (around 20 minutes). Garnish with orange peels and serve hot. Enjoy!