Mull Over This Seasons Toasty Tipple Of Choice Cider - The Directory Group

Mull over this season’s toasty tipple of choice – cider!

Mull over this season’s toasty tipple of choice – cider!

One thing that always signifies the beginning of winter to us is that first sip of something mulled. Whether we’re huddled around the fire with our slippers on and favourite mug in hand, or pottering around Christmas markets in our warmest coat with our hands clasped around a takeaway cup, there is something magical about a warm alcoholic drink. Now is the time to indulge in mulled drinks of all varieties, and especially this season’s must-have mulled drink which is cider! 

Whether you’re usually a cider-lover or not, why not replace the traditional mulled wine and try something new this year? You may just discover your new favourite tipple, and you can alter the recipe to your own preferences and tastes.

Begin by gently simmering 2-litres of traditional cider on a low heat. You could use apple cider, or even experiment with a pear-flavour. Leave the cider to warm all the way through for a few minutes.

Next, gradually add the sugar to the cider. Depending on how sweet you’d like to the drink to be, we recommend around 75 grams in total.
Cut two large oranges in half, and squeeze the juice into the mix.

TOP TIP: Save the skin of the oranges to use as a garnish – simply wrap the skin around a straw, hold in place for a few seconds, and you’ll have your own spiral decoration!

For the final festive touch, stir in two teaspoons of vanilla essence, a cinnamon stick, and some finely grated nutmeg.  Carefully pour the mix into heatproof mugs, add your orange garnish and a final sprinkling of nutmeg and there you have it, the taste of Christmas in a mug!

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