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    Mulled cider

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 35 minutes

    Serves: 5

    Ingredients

    1 cinnamon stick, broken into several pieces
    10 cloves
    2 fresh bay leaves, plus 5 extra to serve
    500ml cider
    1 orange, halved, plus 2½ slices to serve
    100ml sloe gin (or honey, to taste)

    Method

    1. Put the cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves and cider into a medium pan. Lightly squeeze the 2 orange halves into the mixture and drop the squeezed halves in afterwards. Add the honey, if using. Simmer on a very low heat for 20-30 minutes.

    2. Stir in the sloe gin, if using, then strain into a jug or bowl. Serve in heatproof tumblers, small mugs or beer glasses, garnished with the bay leaves and ½ a slice of orange.

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, November 2017 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue.

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