Warm Up This Winter with Chai-Spiced Mulled Cider
Plus, a pot of this spicy wine simmering on the stove will bring a delightfully festive aroma to your quarters.
Chai-Spiced Mulled Cider
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
- 8 cups unsweetened apple cider
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 12 whole green cardamom pods
- 16 whole cloves
- 2-inch piece ginger, peeled
- 3 tsp vanilla extract or 1 whole vanilla bean
- 4 orange slices
Step 1: Place cardamom pods on a flat surface and press down on them using the bottom of a heavy pot until slightly cracked. Add cardamom to a large, heavy-bottomed pot along with the rest of spices, cider, ginger, vanilla and orange slices.
Step 2: Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes. Strain to remove spices, ginger and orange slices.
Step 3: Ladle into mugs or glasses and serve hot, or chill and serve cold with ice.
Tip: Spike your cider by adding 1 ounce (30 mL) of bourbon or spiced rum per serving.