Make: Mulled Pear Cider

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The last few weeks have been pretty crazy day job wise, so it’s been lovely to have a little time off to put up the Christmas decorations, wrap some presents and write Christmas cards whilst enjoying a little mulled pear cider this evening. I’m not a big fan of cider on the whole, but pear cider I can do, personal favourites include kopparberg and rekorderlig.

Mulled cider, i’d never tried before. But, as it’s Christmas……

You will need:

  • 1 litre of pear cider
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 50ml ginger wine
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • the zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 star anise

Place all the ingredients except for the sliced pear into a heavy based pan, heat gently for 15 to 20 minutes, do not allow the mixture to boil. Once warmed through take the mixture off the heat, add the sliced pear and allow to rest for 5 minutes so all the flavours can infuse. Serve warm, in mugs. The perfect winter warmer

What’s your favourite winter tipple?

 

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6 thoughts on “Make: Mulled Pear Cider

  1. Ann Koplow says:

    That looks so good I can’t stand it. (Especially since I’ve never seen pear cider or ginger wine, in my life.) But thanks for introducing me to new things!

  2. I will definitely be giving this a go! We only just bought a case of Pear Cider from Spreyton Cider Co the other day, after stopping in for a tasting. It’s our new favourite Cider. And I love the pairing with ginger – what a great idea! Thanks for the happy hour inspiration :)

    • makedospend says:

      I’ve not heard of the Spreyton Cider Co, but i’m always on the lookout for new pear cider so will have to hunt some down!

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