Hot Mulled Cider

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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1/2 gallon apple cider

Two 12-ounce bottles hard cider 

1 cup calvados 

1 lemon, juiced 

1/3 cup honey 

3 cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving 

3 cloves 

1 star anise 


  1. Special equipment: a 6- to 7-quart slow cooker and a cheesecloth square
  2. Combine the apple cider, hard cider, calvados, lemon juice and honey in a 6- to 7-quart slow cooker. Place the cinnamon, cloves and star anise in a square of cheesecloth, tie the ends together to close and toss in the slow cooker. Heat on high to bring to a simmer. Then turn to the warm/hold setting. Serve the cider in a mug with a cinnamon stick.
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