It is Christmastime in our house! The tree is up…
The presents are out…
The fireplace is lit…
And I am studying for exams with a hot mug of mulled apple cider.
To me, there are few things nicer in the wintertime than snuggling up on the sofa with a beautiful warm mug of mulled cider. I always add some rum to it when I am not simultaneously trying to learn Constitutional Law. While there are many recipes out there for “homemade” mulled cider, I do the semi-homemade version at our house. I am smitten with using store-bought cider and Williams Sonoma mulling spices. Their spices come with things like high-grade cinnamon, dried orange peel, and more spices that I just wouldn’t purchase for my own use. Sometimes a girl has to cut some corners, especially when the end result is this good!
To prepare the cider, simply bring 1 quart of storebought apple cider to a boil with two tablespoons of the mulling spices. Let them simmer for about 20 minutes.
Pour the hot cider through a sieve to remove the spices before filling up your mugs. Enjoy with a shot of rum mixed in for an extra warm and cozy drink to enjoy this Christmas eve. A mug of this is so simple, fragrant, and will warm you to the bone. These mulling spices would make a great addition to your Christmas menu or your holiday gift list.
Enjoy everyone! Hope your holidays are off to a wonderful start and you can spend it with the ones you love. I am so thankful that my brother, sister-in-law, and two baby nephews were able to visit me last week!