Everything in the Maritimes always migrates to the kitchen.
The history most likely had to do with our generous nature and usually the only heat in the house was in the kitchen. Today though it is all about the people and the food. We have traditional dishes, and every holiday season, can’t wait to make them.
Mulled Cider is one of those traditions that please the senses. The smell reminds me of the holidays and the taste is fantastic. Watch the video.
This is my recipe for Mulled Cider.
- 2 liters of quality apple cider
- 6 cloves
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- ¼ ground nutmeg
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 vanilla pod split
- Juice of one orange
- Juice of 2 clementines
- ½ cup of pomegranate Juice
- 4 tablespoons of sugar
- Put the pot on the stove and add the apple cider, turn the heat to medium and let it slowly come up to a boil.
- Add the citrus and pomegranate juice to the pot.
- Then add the cloves, star anise, and the split vanilla pod before you add it to the Mulled Cider.
- Grate the nutmeg, and add the sugar. Bring the mixture up to a boil, then turn heat down to low.
- This mixture can simmer on the stove for hours, but due to evaporation, you will have to add some more cider along the way.
- Now that the cider has had a chance to marry up with the other spices, it is time to pour some mugs and have a toast to the season.