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Tom Kerridge - Mulled Cider


Tom Kerridge is a Somerset guy to the core and would much rather have a good large glass of mulled cider than mulled wine, so he has created his own festive recipe packed with spice and flavour, perfect for warming those cockles through the Christmas period.

Mulled cider is a really tasty drink, the apple offers a really tangy finish and the addition of orange, star anise, cardamom and peppercorns adds a wonderful warming depth that is certain to please the biggest mulled wine fan.

We have created our own recipe inspired by Tom's below so read on and get mulling! 

Top tips for Tom Kerridge's mulled cider recipe

  • Lower the heat as soon as the mulled cider has come to the boil.
  • Steep your ingredients for a good hour to draw all of the flavour out of the spices.
  • You can keep your mulled cider topped up by adding more cider as as required - the alcohol content could increase though!

Get our version of Tom Kerridge's mulled cider recipe here

We have created our own mulled cider recipe which is based on Tom Kerridge's. We have replaced the dark brown sugar with muscovado sugar and we have added some cloves and juniper berries.


  • 2 litres of quality cider
  • 150g muscovado sugar
  • 150ml dark rum
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick - broken up
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 4 star anise
  • The peel of one orange
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of dried juniper berries


Pour your cider into a large pan and turn on the heat.

Prepare your other ingredients while the cider comes up to a boil.

Add all of your ingredients to the cider as it starts to boil and then lower the heat.

Add the dark rum and steep for an hour.