Mulled Cider

Few things say ‘Christmas’ so well as a mug of hot, mulled cider. Sally Abé’s recipe is perfect for taking the chill out of wintery afternoons.

Makes: 4 servings || Takes: 20 Minutes


1l scrumpy cider, medium-dry

60g of Demerara sugar

1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces

5 cloves

1 star anise

fresh ginger, 3cm piece

1 clementine, zest and juice


Add the sugar, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, star anise and clementine zest to a pan with 100ml of the cider. Bring to the boil and cook to a syrup.

Turn the heat down and add the rest of the cider and the clementine juice. Bring to a very gentle simmer.

After 10 minutes pass the cider through a fine sieve and divide between warmed mugs or glasses.