A warm hug of a scent.

Last year about this time, I posted a blog mentioning Mulled Cider, but I didn’t share the recipe. Cruel. At the time, the cider was headed for our cookbook; therefore, I couldn’t share just yet. Good news for Organic Spark is, it got cut! Better news is, it’s a really delicious recipe! If yummy recipes are getting cut from the book, I’m happy.

Alongside caramel apples, this non-alcoholic cider created a nice, low-key Halloween for my family & friends last week. But last year, Halloween fell on a Saturday resulting in a late-night gathering in the courtyard of my complex. This same recipe put on its party shoes by adding a shot of unfiltered sake to the bottom of the glass before the warm crock-pot cider was poured on top. It was a hit!

Thanksgiving’s coming up, then Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. Some of us like to cook big holiday meals (probably a good many who read this blog), but some of us don’t. All of us, however, love a good smelling holiday house, don’t we? This cider recipe is an easy and foolproof way to achieve that warm hug of a scent. Put a pot on while making Thanksgiving dinner. I will be! Everyone will love sipping on its sweet goodness while the turkey drags its feet. If big dinner’s aren’t your style, put on a quick batch, light a fire and order some quality take-out.

Spiced Mulled Cider doesn’t judge.

Click HERE for the Spiced Mulled Cider recipe…

I’m at the Weston A. Price Foundation 2010 Conference in Philadelphia, PA this week! I’ll be sharing the Top Ten Nourishing Tips I learned at the conference with you next week.

xo – Organic Spark

This post is a part of Real Food Wednesdays.

12 comments


  • nancy@skinnykitchen.com

    Mmmm…Makes me want to make some and curl up by the fire!

    November 14, 2010
  • Molly

    Hi Nancy! It is delicious… let me know if you try it!

    November 14, 2010
  • Kristen

    Just that image alone warmed me up. I bet it is the perfect winter drink! Looks yummy.

    November 14, 2010
  • Molly Chester

    Thanks Kristen! I appreciate the kind words. Usually my husband takes the photos, and I took this one. So, I am glad to know that I did OK! :)

    November 14, 2010
  • Maria

    Great photos! I would love a sip of this cider!

    November 14, 2010
  • The Urban Baker

    oh how i could use this right now. i am getting sick and i am fantasizing about this sitting next to my bed. i can smell it as well!

    November 14, 2010
  • Kathlean

    Molly, I have full confidence that you can break down a pig. You go girl!

    November 14, 2010
  • Molly Chester

    Thanks Maria!

    Urban Baker – I'm sorry you aren't feeling well! One day they are going to figure out how to let us download the cider directly to your warm mug! :)

    Kathlean – Thanks girl! I'll let you know how it goes!

    November 14, 2010
  • marla {family fresh cooking}

    Love the idea of the chai spice in mulled cider. You are so right – a batch of this fuels the senses like nothing else & it makes the house smell amazing!

    November 14, 2010
  • lacasitainspirada

    What an awesome picture! Love the way you captured the steam coming off of the cider!

    November 15, 2010
  • My Farmhouse Kitchen

    mmmmmmmmmm….as soon as this heat breaks…i'm there !!!

    kary and teddy

    November 16, 2010
  • Molly

    Thanks Marla!

    Lacasitainspirada – Thanks! I appreciate it! It was fun to take.

    Hi Kary! So good to see your sunny comment on here! Always a burst of sunlight…

    November 16, 2010

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