Mulled Cider | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Paprika and I are eagerly awaiting the delivery of our stuff. It’s like we have lived out of a suitcase for a month now and we look forward to making our new place feel like a home.

The current situation made me think about this notion of comfort strongly associated with the one of home.

It reminded me that winter night in Wellington, and how we felt cosy inside while sipping the mulled cider I had prepared. Dinner was slowly cooking and the warm and aromatic beverage was our apéro that evening.

If like me, you appreciate wine and spices, but have never been a fan of mulled wine, this cider version, somehow lighter, is worth trying.

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Mulled Cider

750ml cider (a bottle)
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla pod, split in two
1-2 tsp honey
1 thick slice of ginger
Half apple, peeled, core removed and diced
Half lime zest

Simmer the ingredients in a pan over medium fire for 10-15 minutes. Strain and serve warm.