Mulled cider

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

10 to 30 mins


Serves 6

Warm up any occasion with a little mulled cider. Brilliant to make for after a chilly weekend walk.

By Olly Smith
From Good Food Friday with Michel Roux Jr and Olly Smith


  • 200ml fresh apple juice
  • 1 heaped tbsp muscovado sugar
  • half an orange studded with 3-4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 500ml cider
  • 50ml orange liqueur
  • 1 lemon and ginger herbal tea bag


  1. Put the apple juice and sugar into a pan and stir. Warm together until the sugar is dissolved. Add the cinnamon stick and the half orange studded with cloves. Add the cider and orange liqueur and warm gently

  2. Put in the lemon and ginger teabag and leave to infuse for 2 minutes and then remove. Warm, do not boil, for 10 min so that all flavours infuse. Serve warm. If pre-preparing, remove spices and fruit and keep warm.

Recipe Tips

Replace the cider with more apple juice and leave out the orange liqueur for a family-friendly treat.

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