Mmmmm...Mulled Cider! (And a Mulled Cider Cocktail!)
Posted on December 18 2019
Nothing says the holidays more than mulled cider. Not only is it a festive drink, it makes your home smell divine.
We’ve taken the guesswork and well...work work...out of making your own mulling spices with Comfort & Joy, our own blend of spices perfect for mulling cider or wine, infusing into maple syrup or creating a festive vinaigrette. Read on for a couple recipes to try this holiday season.
And if you are in the White Salmon area, pop by our tea bar inside Harvest Market for a nice cup of mulled cider to sip while shopping or better yet, taking a break and enjoying a little YOU time.
Chesser Roe Mulled Cider (Serves 4)
1 Quart Apple Cider (we LOVE Ryan’s Honeycrisp Cider)
2 Tablespoons Comfort & Joy (feel free to add more or less depending on your taste)
Place the mulling spices in a large tea infuser, compostable tea bag or wrap in a square of cheesecloth and tie with kitchen twine. Add cider and mulling spices to a saucepan and gently simmer for 30 minutes. Remove the mulling spices, ladle the cider into mugs and garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange wedges. If you’re feeling a little sassy, add a jigger of rum or brandy to the mug. Enjoy!
Feeling more than a little sassy or feeling downright fancy? We’ve got you covered with this chilled cider cocktail. The addition of ginger beer and hard cider gives this punch its sparkle, and nothing says holiday cheer quite like a little effervescence ticking your nose.
Chesser Roe Chilled One Two Punch (Serves 15 to 20)
2 Quarts Apple Cider
4 Tablespoons Comfort & Joy (more or less depending on your taste)
1 (750 ml.) bottle of dry hard cider
3 (12-oz.) bottles of ginger beer (Reed's or Fever Tree are great options)
1 1⁄2 cups bourbon
Juice of one lemon
Several dashes orange bitters
1 orange sliced into rounds, for garnish
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
Mull the cider as you would above, only using double the ingredients. After simmering, remove the spices and either discard or continue to simmer in hot water to keep those delightful aromas dancing around your kitchen.
Allow the cider to cool and place in the fridge to chill. Now go put on that gorgeous dress or dashing suit and relax for a bit. Everyone is going to have a lovely time!
Once you and your cider have chilled a bit, combine mulled cider, hard cider, ginger beer, whiskey, lemon juice and bitters in a large punch bowl. Give it a good stir and garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks. Ladle into glasses filled with ice, realize you look fabulous, and enjoy!
Do you have a favorite mulled cider recipe? Leave us a note in the comments. Cheers!