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.