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Mulling Spices for Apple Cider

You'll love these DIY homemade mulling spices for apple cider or mulled wine. Perfect for chilly fall nights! Add a jigger of spiced rum for extra warmth.
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa B.


For the mulling spices:

  • 1/4 cup whole allspice
  • 1/4 cup whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup whole juniper berries
  • 6-8 whole star anise
  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks crushed
  • Dried orange peel segments from one small orange

For the mulled apple cider:

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons mulling spices


For the mulling spices:

  • Combine all spices in a mason jar or container with a lid. Should keep for one year

For the mulled apple cider:

  • Pour apple cider into a medium saucepan.
  • Add mulling spices. Bring cider to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Strain cider.
  • Pour into four individual mugs. Add bourbon or rum if desired.


You could also add all the ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.