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Hot Mulled Apple Cider (Eplegløgg)

Hot Mulled Apple Cider is a hot spiced drink with real apples, cooked over low heat for a long time to really infuse those warm autumn spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups


  • 520 gr apples cored, quartered. Around 5 apples
  • 1 orange zest and juice, avoid white rind
  • 2 cinnamon sticks or 1 tsp ground
  • 1 tsp whole allspice or 1 tsp ground
  • 1 tsp whole cloves or 3/4 tsp ground
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg preferably freshly grated
  • 1 star anis optional
  • 2 liter water 8 cups
  • 120 gr brown sugar or to taste


  • Cut apples into quarters. Leave out seeds and stems. Zest your orange, avoid the bitter white rind, and juice it.
  • Add the orange zest, orange juice and apples into a large pot along with all the spices. Cover with water. Let it all come to a boil, while stirring occasionally. Cover and reduce to simmer, for 2 hours.
  • Then you mash the apples with a potato masher or a spatula, give it a good stir and simmer for 1 more hour. Pour the mixture through a sieve and add sugar. Add sugar in smaller batches and taste as you go to find your sweet spot.
  • Enjoy this hot mulled apple cider hot. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


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Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice