Mulled cider is an alternative to mulled wine, and it’s economical for large numbers. Also, many people prefer the lighter flavour. A nonalcoholic version can be made using natural Irish apple juice. Makes about 16-18 glasses.
YOU WILL NEED
1 litre/1¾pt apple juice
2 litres/4pt medium sweet cider
2 lemons, sliced and studded with cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
Blend all the ingredients in a saucepan. Heat through over a low heat and infuse for 15-20 minutes, without allowing to boil. Strain and serve hot. If you have a slow cooker, use it to keep the cider hot between servings.