Mulled Cranberry Cider


  • 8 cups unsweetened cranberry juice

  • 8 cups sweet apple cider

  • 2 medium oranges (sliced in rounds)

  • 1 (2-inch) piece of ginger (sliced in half)

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 4 star anise pods

  • 3 tablespoons cardamom pods

  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds

  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves

  • Bourbon or Whiskey, optional


  1. Pour the cranberry juice and apple cider into a Dutch oven or stock pot, and then bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Immediately turn down the heat to low, and then drop the remaining ingredients into the juice. Simmer 45 minutes, and strain before serving.

  2. Add a splash of bourbon or whiskey and serve warm for a winter treat, or let cool, add a splash of vodka or gin and chill for summer refreshment.

| Adapted from The Nourished Kitchen