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Mulled Red Cider

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 (3/4 cup each)


  • 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


  • If desired, moisten the rims of seven mugs with water. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on a plate; dip rims in cinnamon sugar. Set mugs aside.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the cider, sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • 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.

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