A cup of this warm, mulled apple cider will sooth your soul!
There is nothing better than a big, warm cup of apple cider on a cold winter’s day. You don’t have to wait until winter to enjoy apple cider though. The second the crisp fall weather rolls in, this recipe starts boiling in our kitchen!
Making hot, mulled apple cider is very easy. You just need the right blend of spices! Our recipe uses whole spices for a few reasons. Whole spices actually have a lot more flavor than ground spices. When spices are ground, the oils from the spices are often removed as the spice dries. The oils actually contain a lot of the flavor of the spice. The flavor also decreases as the ground spices are more exposed to the air. Using whole spices is a much better way to get as much fresh flavor as possible.
In addition, whole spices are easier to remove from the mulled cider. Sure, cinnamon tastes great but you may not want a whole mouthful of cinnamon in your cider. Let the whole spices impart their flavors on the cider then remove them and discard. This will make the cider perfectly seasoned and delicious without overpowering that great apple taste.
“Making hot, mulled apple cider is very easy.”
So head to your local grocer and buy some nice containers of whole spices- you will be making this nonalcoholic recipe all winter long!