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Ingredients (6)

  • 4 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves
  • 1 gallon apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 medium orange, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 8 ounces amontillado sherry
Nutritional Information
  • Calories116
  • Fat0.32g
  • Saturated fat0.07g
  • Trans fat0.0g
  • Carbs26.23g
  • Fiber0.96g
  • Sugar21.21g
  • Protein0.32g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium9.98mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (22 servings) Powered by

In this mulled cider recipe, apple cider is simmered with orange, honey, cloves, and cinnamon, then given a mild boozy kick from amontillado sherry added just before serving. Keep this sweet-smelling punch warm in a slow cooker at a holiday party or winter cocktail party, or let it simmer while you throw together our classic Pumpkin Pie recipe.

What to buy: Amontillado sherry, made in the town of Jerez in southwestern Spain, is aged longer than fino (or dry) sherries. It has a nutty, sweet flavor and is darker in color. You can find amontillado sherry in the wine section of well-stocked grocery or liquor stores or online.

Special equipment: For this recipe, you’ll need butcher’s twine and a piece of ultrafine woven cheesecloth, which can be purchased at cooking supply stores or online.

Did you know you can prepare cocktails in your crockpot? We recommend our spiked wassail recipe.

Instructions

  1. 1Place the cinnamon and cloves in a piece of cheesecloth, tie the bundle tightly with butcher’s twine, and place it in a large pot.
  2. 2Add the cider or juice, orange slices, and honey and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the flavors have blended, about 1 hour.
  3. 3Remove the spice bundle and discard. Stir in the sherry and serve.
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