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This mulled cider was so popular at our London Christmas fair that we’ve had endless requests for the recipe. Any dry, scrumpy type cider will do for it. Add in a splosh of Calvados (apple brandy), sloe gin or rum for something a bit more potent.


  • 5 litres cider
  • About 200g dark muscovado sugar
  • 100g cinnamon sticks
  • 25g allspice powder
  • A few whole cloves
  • Large pinch nutmeg
  • Large pinch ginger


  1. Put all the ingredients in a large pan. Cover with a lid and infuse at 60°C for 30 minutes. Strain off the cinnamon sticks and cloves, then reheat to serve.
  2. For mulled apple juice, leave out most of the sugar and add a couple of sliced oranges and lemons.
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