Warm Up Your Winter with the Perfect Mulled Cranberry Cider Recipe

Warm Up Your Winter with the Perfect Mulled Cranberry Cider Recipe - Pod Furniture Ireland
Coming into the festive season we're going to show you some of our favourite recipes, traditions and home hacks.
As the winter chill settles in, there's nothing quite like a comforting, steaming cup of mulled cranberry cider to warm you up from the inside out. This delightful beverage combines the tartness of cranberry with the rich, spiced flavors of traditional mulled cider. In this post, we'll guide you through the easy steps of making your own mulled cranberry cider at home, perfect for cosy nights in by the fire or festive gatherings.
The great thing about this recipe is it can be alcoholic or not. All you have to do is use either apple cider or apple juice.

Mulled Cranberry Cider Recipe:

  • 3 or 4 orange slices
  • 500ml cranberry juice
  • 500ml apple juice or apple cider
  • 2 x cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Sprinkle of cloves


  • Combine the Liquids: In a large pot, combine the cranberry juice and apple juice or cider. 
  • Add Citrus: Toss in the fresh slices of orange. The orange slices contribute a citrusy sweetness. Place the pot over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  • Infuse with Spices: Insert the cinnamon sticks and cloves into the pot. These spices will infuse the cider with warm, comforting flavors. Adjust the number of cloves based on your preference for a more or less spicy taste.
  • Sweeten to Taste: Stir in the sugar to sweeten the mulled cider. Remember, you can always adjust the sweetness later, so start conservatively.
  • Simmer and Serve: Allow the mixture to simmer on low heat for a further 10-20 minutes. This allows the flavors to meld together beautifully. Once ready, ladle the mulled cranberry cider into mugs.
  • Garnish and Enjoy: Garnish each mug with a cinnamon stick or a slice of orange for a festive touch. Sip, savor, and relish in the comforting warmth of your homemade mulled cranberry cider.

Bringing the delightful essence of winter into your home has never been easier with this simple and delicious mulled cranberry cider recipe. Whether you're hosting a holiday gathering or simply winding down after a long day, this warm and fragrant beverage is sure to become a seasonal favorite. Share the joy by brewing up a batch of this mulled cranberry cider and creating lasting memories with family and friends. Cheers to a cosy and flavorful winter!

mulled cranberry cider recipe


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