Mulled Apple Cider

Enjoy this alcoholic apple cider as you watch the leaves fall during autumn.

From “The Modern Preserver”
December 2017

  • Take this cider with you for a hike with a friend.
    Photo by Philippa Langley
  • “The Modern Preserver” by Kylee Newton will have you filling your pantries with jams, pickles, compotes, and more in no time.
    Cover courtesy The Countryman Press

Total Hands-On Time: 20 min

Preparation Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Yield: 4 cups

The Modern Preservermodern preserver, by Kylee Newton (The Countryman Press, 2015), guides you through how to preserve produce. Newton puts her contemporary twist on classic preservation favorites. Serve this adult drink hot from a flask, while outdoors or in mugs by the fireplace. 


• 1 orange, zest and juice
• 3 1/3 cups organic apple cider
• 3 1/3 tablespoon brandy
• 2 star anise
• 4 allspice berries
• 1 cinnamon stick
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar, to taste


1. Put everything into a medium, heavy-bottomed pan and very gently bring to a simmer, without boiling, for 10–15 minutes, stirring intermittently.

2. Decant into a flask or ladle into individual mugs.

More From The Modern Preserver:

Spicy Beer Or Bourbon Pickles
Summer Berry and Lemon Thyme Jam
Berry Curds

Excerpted from The Modern Preserver by Kylee Newton (The Countryman Press). Copyright © 2015.

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