Mulled Red Cider

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


7 servings (3/4 cup each)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition 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.