Mulled Red Cider Recipe
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Mulled Red Cider Recipe

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Red wine gives a rosy glow to this warm beverage. The spices are a wonderful complement to both the wine and cider. —Steve Foy, Kirkwood, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • Cinnamon sugar, optional
  • 1-3/4 cups apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 bottle (750 milliliters) dry red wine

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without cinnamon-sugar garnish): 163 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. If desired, moisten the rims of seven mugs with water. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on a plate; dip rims in cinnamon sugar. Set mugs aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the cider, sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add wine and heat through. Remove from the heat. Cover and steep for 10 minutes; strain. Serve in prepared mugs. Yield: 7 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Mulled Red Cider in Taste of Home December/January 2012, p48

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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