Hot Mulled Cider

Serves 6

For an alcohol-free alternative, simply swap the cider for apple juice and omit the rum.


  • 1 litre dry cider
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 tbsp dark rum
  • Cinnamon sticks and star anise to decorate, optional


  1. Place all the ingredients into a pan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Serve in mugs or heat-proof glasses with a cinnamon stick and star anise to decorate.