We don't need much excuse at Beersbypost.com to start mulling cider. But, if you do need a reason.......Halloween and Guy Fawkes nights are an early excuse to get the gorgeous smell of mulled cider wafting around the house. In our opinion, it's a far more superior drink to mulled wine, and much more "in season".
1 litre of dry or medium dry cider (bought from yours truly)
A few all spice berries
A few cardamon pods
A few cloves
2 x Lumps of cane sugar (or more - up to you)
2 x Star anise
1 x Cinnamon stick
The peel and juice of one large orange
1 x Vanilla pod (split in the usual way)
A large glug of Somerset Cider Brandy (Sloe gin is good too)
Chuck the cider into a large stock pot. Gently heat. Add all the spices. Let that lot get to know each other for 5 or 10 minutes. Now pour in as much Cider Brandy as you dare. Ladle into glasses and drink by a log fire.
From now until Christmas, all mixed boxes of Ciders bought from Beersbypost.com will have one of our special packs of mulling spices added - FREE !!