Friday, November 19, 2010

Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled apple cider is one of my favorite warm up drink in winter, not because it is absolutely delicious but with it every sip I remember those colorful school days when we bunch of friends use to sit in our favorite roof top joints in a friends place and her Mom make this delicious spicy apple cider for us. I still remember how some of my friends shared stories about their secret crush and sobbed when they lost them you know why………… because all happen from 5th floor roof top and those poor handsome guys crossing roads never get to know that from such grand hill top there are sweeties and cuties pouring their heart out!...... sound hilarious yes they are like that but fortunately all those crazy girls get their Mr. Perfect and are happily married! Some of them are out of contact and I don’t know where on earth they are but till today in a chilled winter night whenever I make a mug of this apple cider for me and sit in my balcony watch the night sky I remember those moments even though those memories gift me wet eyelids ! Ok now I want to stop this emo journey and give you this delicious soul soother Mulled Apple Cider recipe. I am sure if you shared it with your loved ones in a chilled winter there will be some stories that you will love to remember!

Apple cider    4 cups
Cinnamon sticks   1/2 
Nutmeg            1/4  tea spoon
Clove             1
Lemon juice       2 table spoon
Orange  zest      1 table spoon
Brown sugar       3 table spoon (more or less to taste) 


Place apple cider in a medium sauce pan in a slow flame. Add all the other ingredients except lemon juice and orange zest. Let it simmer half covered for 15 to 20 minutes in a very low flame. Within this time all the spices will mingle well to give you that everlasting refreshing aroma. Then add the orange zest and the lemon juice and put off the flame and cover it for a minute. Strain it through a fine mesh strainer and serve hot with a cinnamon stick and a spiral fresh orange rind- these is a simple garnish tip you may use or may not . To mull something generally means to spice and heat it so now you know why this is called Mulled apple cider. Relax and sip this delicious perfect fall drink.
Have A Lovely Weekend!

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katerina said...

I can understand why you like so much this drink, you can't go wrong with cinnamon, nutmeg or clove. The school and university memories are the best.

Catherine said...

This drinks sounds absolutely lovely and very festive Sutapa.
Your story is very sweet. One on the best things about food and drinks are the memories they bring back that are very special!
Hugs & Blessings~

Anonymous said...

With onset of winter, I am seeing a lot of mulled drinks around.I think this will be one which I can actually try coz this has my fav spices.I knw exactly what you mean by the roof top girl's night out :)
One quest: Which state u live in the US?

Heavenly Housewife said...

Daaaaaaahling, you should come here to England and we can drink apple cider and talk about boys too :D
*kisses* HH

Anonymous said...

What a delicious warming drink, so perfect for the season!

Reeni said...

What a fun memory! And such a delicious cider!

Foodessa said...

I would never be able to turn down such tasty warm comfort. Cheers!

Ciao for now,

Babli said...

Wonderful and delicious cidar drink. Absolutely perfect for the season.

Mary said...

Your cider sounds delicious. You have that to warm your body and your memories to warm your soul. This wa a lovely post. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

My Little Space said...

Are you using those store bought apple cider? Have you ever thought of making your own apple cider? Actually it is very easy to make. You should try it sometimes and it's less acidic than the store bought ones. I can not take the store bought cider cause it makes my belly pain.

alwayswinner786 said...

Kristy I am fortunate enough to get cider of royal apples from an organic farm in the Himalayan belt of India. But of course the home made are more healthy and if you have your recipe then do share with us!