Mulled Cran-Apple Cider

4 Servings

Adapted from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton


3 cups apple cider (apple juice works, too!)
1 cup pure unsweetened cranberry juice (may substitute with more apple cider/juice)
2 cinnamon sticks
5 whole cloves
½ teaspoon whole cardamom (or ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom)
1 teaspoon orange rind
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
1-2 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup (or 2-3 pinches stevia), to taste, optional


  • In a pot on medium-high heat, combine cider, cranberry juice, and cinnamon sticks.
  • Place the spices in a piece of cheesecloth or other fine-mesh fabric and tie up the bundle.
  • Add bundle to pot and bring to a low boil then reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Taste and add sweetener if needed.

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