A warming winter drink, mulled cider makes a delicious alternative to the more familiar mulled wine.
piece root ginger
peeled and sliced
Pare the the zest from the lemon with a potato peeler or sharp knife. Take care not to include too much of the white pith. Squeeze the juice.
Place the apple and lemon juice in a large pan and add the sugar. Heat gently, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add the spices and leave to simmer for a few minutes.
Add the cider, and heat until it is just beginning to simmer. Reduce the heat and leave to simmer for at least 15 minutes. Do not allow it to boil. Serve hot in sturdy glasses.
Recipe by recipesmadeeasy.co.uk