Holiday Mulled Cider Recipe

This mulled cider recipe is a holiday hit that all the guests will rave about. Recently I went to a holiday party and brought along this milled cider recipe; it was a big delicious hit and it made the house smell amazing. It’s really easy to make and a great alternative to alcohol. The hot cider keeps me warm all evening. If you are used to buying apple cider, cut that out, because nothing compares to fresh hot homemade spiced apple cider.

The only things I need to warn you about for this recipe are: one, it’s addicting; two, the longer it brews the thicker it becomes, so watch out because you don’t want it to become a syrup. I prefer heating for 4 hours and then just keeping it on the “warm” option.

Warm Holiday Mulled Cider Recipe

I call it mulled cider, but am now realizing it should be called “spiced cider” oh well. I already made the pics, the video, and now this post. Ha ha ha, talk about lazy eh? Truth be told I think mulled sounds lovely though. In order to make this recipe I highly recommend you Buy a Crockpot on Amazon. There are so many uses for a Crockpot. You really can’t make this recipe on a stovetop, it would not come out right. Plus, it would waste a lot of either gas or electricity. One of the most important things I cannot stress enough is that this recipe should be made with 100% pure tart unsweet cranberry juice. None of that Ocean Spray sugared up watered down junk. You want pure cranberry concentrate. Amazon has Lakewood Pure Cranberry Juice that does not add any sugar/sweeteners. Try to see if your local health food store, like Whole Foods has this, especially in organic. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Now go make some!

mulled cider recipe

Holiday Mulled Cider Recipe


  • 1 container organic apple juice
  • 1 cup organic orange juice
  • 1 cup tart unsweetened pure cranberry juice
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 star anise
  • 1 TBS whole allspice
  • 4 orange slices
  • 4 apple slices


  1. Add all ingredients to a Crock pot (or slow cooker)
  2. Heat for 4 hours
  3. Keep on warm setting for the rest of the evening
  4. If there are any leftovers, scoop all spices and fruit out, strain into glass container
  5. Place in fridge