Cups ofReprinted from Very Merry Cocktails by Jessica Strand with permission by Chronicle Books, 2020with citrus slices, garnished with cinnamon stick

Jessica Strand, author of VERY MERRY COCKTAILS (Chronicle Books 2020), sweetens Mulled Cider with a touch of real maple syrup.

Mulled Cider

book cover for Very Merry Cocktails by Jessica StrandMakes 16 drinks

  • 64 oz [2 L] apple cider
  • 1 oz [30 ml] maple syrup
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced into rounds, plus 1 lemon peel
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced into rounds, plus 1 orange peel
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Pour the cider and maple syrup into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Simmer for 15 minutes. To serve, ladle into heatproof punch cups.


Reprinted from Very Merry Cocktails by Jessica Strand with permission by Chronicle Books, 2020 | Photography by Ren Fuller

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