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mulled apple cider flay lay with 2 blue mugs of cider garnished with orange slices and star anise
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5 from 6 votes

Mulled Apple Cider Easy

A simple Winter mocktail, this mulled apple cider will warm you up from the inside out! Perfect for Christmas and the Holidays.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Nat


  • 4 cups fresh apple cider or unfiltered apple juice see notes
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar optional


Stovetop Method

  • Heat all ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat until just bubbling (do not let it boil rapidly).
  • Cover and simmer on very low for 30 minutes.
  • Serve in mugs and garnish with orange slices and star anise.

Slow Cooker Method

  • Add all ingredients to your slow cooker.
  • Heat on low for 2-2.5 hours.
  • Serve in mugs and garnish with orange slices and star anise.



Total calories will depend on the apple juice you use.
I recommend using apple cider, or a high quality unfiltered apple juice to achieve the best flavour possible. Avoid clear apple juice and sparkling cider.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg