Non-Alcoholic Mulled Apple Cider
by Kim Dudek
This is a wonderful drink to serve after-outdoors or when family, friends or company come to visit. The aroma of this cider will make your kitchen a wonderful place to be during the holiday season. Seasons Greetings from my family’s kitchen to yours!
2-4 liters of good quality apple cider ( we use a brand called Apple Valley)
2 mulling bags ( pre-mixed mulling spices in fine mesh packets)
3 tbs brown sugar
3 whole cinnamon sticks
2 wedges fresh lemon
1/8 tsp. butter
Pour the apple cider into a large pot, preferably a stockpot.
Add the mulling bags and begin to heat on a medium temperature.
Once the cider begins to steam slightly add the remaining ingredients, squeezing the juice out of the lemon wedges. Cover with a lid and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring periodically to prevent burning and to make sure that the cider does not boil.
Pour into a cup or mug and serve with a cinnamon stick!
Notes: You can use apple juice in place of apple cider in this recipe. Also if you omit the butter, this is excellent served cold the next day at breakfast. 2 liters of cider will serve at least six people while 4 liters will serve about 8 people.