Autumn Mulled Cider Recipe

Samhain is right around the corner. Whether you’re hoping to embrace and enjoy a taste of Autumn’s warmth, or you’re looking to smell it floating across the breeze in your home, Mulled Cider is the perfect recipe for a Fall afternoon, or early evening as Winter approaches quicker and quicker. Cherish the orange and red tones surrounding the blue skies outside your window, and breathe in crisp sweet delicacies of fresh apple and cinnamon.

Mulled Cider has been around for centuries, bearing remarkable similarities to the old Pagan tradition called Wassailing. Wassail was a drink made of mulled ale, curdled cream, roasted apples, eggs, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and sugar. It was said to have inspired health, longevity and happy times, especially around the Samhain + Yule seasons.

Simple, affordable and perfect to do with your favorite people: this recipe brings about the beauty of gathering, celebration and coming together as one. Cuddle up in front of a scary movie, with a cable knit blanket and a mug of this delicious treat!

Make sure to tag us in your photos if you brew your own! We’d love to see.



  • 6 cups fresh apple cider
  • 4-8 slices fresh orange
  • 4-8 slices fresh apple
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons allspice
  • 1/4 cup whole cloves
  • 8 whole cinnamon sticks

Mix all ingredients together and heat on stove for at least 2-3 hours on low. Serve and enjoy!

Optional: Add your favorite bourbon, if you’d like an extra kick!

Katherine Manley is a creative goddess working as Malabella Jewels’ Assistant Director of Operations. She loves pickles, photography, and good music.

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