This spiced mulled cider recipe is guaranteed to warm you on a cold winter evening in front of the fire. To save you purchasing the ingredients individually we’ve put together a mulled spice kit with all the ingredients you need to make this fruity cider recipe.
In a large pan and on a low heat, warm your cider. Add the grated nutmeg, bay leaf, cinnamon sticks, dried orange slices, star anise and cloves to the pot.
Slit the vanilla pod open down its length, and scrape out the small, sticky seeds using the tip of a small, sharp knife and add half of the seeds to the liquid.
Turn the heat up and allow to boil then reduce the heat slightly to a simmer for 10 minutes.
Taste the cider and decide how much sugar you'd like to add to the mixture and serve in a mug.