The weather appears to have set in here in Sydney and from what I am hearing - in other places both north and south of the state. The cooler weather provides the perfect introduction to some great warming cider recipes. Mulled wine is one of my all time favourite things during the cooler months and this apple cider version speaks for itself.
Photo: Martha Stewart Living
Ingredients 3 cups apple cider ( Use a traditional 'real' cider with a nice sweet profile) 2 cups dry red wine 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 2 cinnamon quills 2 cloves ( optional) 1 orange (sliced) 1 medium apple (sliced 1/4 inch thick)
Method Combine apple cider, wine, maple syrup, peppercorns, cloves, orange and apple(s) in a medium saucepan. Gently simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Serve warm, in mugs.