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Watkins Mulled Apple Cider

Ingredients
  • 1/2 gallon / 1.89 L apple cider

  • Watkins Organic Cinnamon Sticks

  • 1 to 1 ½ tsp / 5 mL to7.5 mL fresh ginger, peeled and roughly sliced

  • 1 tsp / 5 mL whole cardamom
    (or approximately 20-24 cardamom pods, crushed with a rolling pin or roughly chopped)

  • 1 tsp / 5 mL whole allspice (about 30-35 allspice berries)

  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp / 40 mL Watkins Organic Whole Cloves

  • 1 to 1 ½ tsp / 5 mL to7.5 mL Watkins Organic Whole Star Anise (pieces, chopped)

  • 1 to 1 ½ tsp / 5 mL to7.5 mL freshly grated orange peel (about half an orange)

Equipment

  • Cheesecloth and string OR a sieve/mesh strainer.
  • Stockpot, slow cooker optional

 

Instructions, cheesecloth method:

  1. Add all ingredients (except cider) to a large piece of cheesecloth and wrap securely with string.
  2. Add cider to a stockpot and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add the cheesecloth wrapped spice mixture and steep for at least 10 minutes.  Taste and continue to steep for a stronger spice flavor.
  4. Remove from heat, remove and discard spice mixture. Serve immediately or transfer to a slow cooker for holding if desired.  

 

Instructions, sieve method:

  1. Add cider to a stockpot and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add the spice mixture and steep for at least 10 minutes.  Taste and continue to steep for a stronger spice flavor.
  3. Strain/transfer the cider into another stockpot or a slow cooker using a sieve/mesh strainer.  Discard spice mixture.
  4. Serve immediately or keep cider heated in a slow cooker until ready.

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