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Slow cooker mulled cider

Anna Glover
Planning a Christmas party? Let guests help themselves to this festive mulled cider – simply plug the slow cooker in and ladle into heatproof glasses
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course christmas drinks, Drinks
Cuisine drinks, drinks and cocktails
Servings 10
Calories 130 kcal


  • 1.5 litres dry cider
  • 500 ml apple juice
  • 75 g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1/2 lemon zest pared into strips
  • 5 cloves
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 3 cardamom pods bruised using a rolling pin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 100 ml calvados apple or regular brandy


  • STEP 1
  • Put all the ingredients except the calvados in a slow cooker and cook for 1 hr on high or up to 4 hrs on low.
  • STEP 2
  • Just before serving, stir in the calvados. Ladle into heatproof glasses or cups to serve.


This recipe is sponsored by Mediterranean Supermarket 
Keyword christmas, christmas beverage, drinks, mulled cider