Blogmas Day 19

I have already shared some ideas for Christmas drinks in this blogmas series but I suppose the most Christmassy of all drinks is mulled wine. I wanted to try something different so I made my own mulled cider with rum instead. I thought it would be a good idea to continue the rum trend, after all it’s one of my favourite spirits!  Here’s the recipe if you would like to give it a go you too.

Mulled Wine in German mug

Ingredients for Mulled Cider with Rum (3-4 portions)

0,5 litre Apple Cider

1 dl Spiced Rum

1/2 apple

1 cinnamon stick

10 or so cloves

Mulled Cider with Rum ingredients

Method (15-20 minutes)

  1. Pour the cider in to a pan together with the cinnamon stick and cloves
  2. Bring to boil, then turn the heat of and leave for 15 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, slice the apple half
  4. Add the rum, as much as you prefer for flavour, and the apple pieces
  5. Warm up and keep warm when serving

Mulled Cider in pan


  • Add other or more spices depending on what you like. For example cardamom, lemon, orange, ginger etc.
  • Be aware it’s quite strong in alcohol. I used a 8% cider and rum isn’t shy when it comes to alcohol percentage.

Mulled cider and saffron bun

I love that my new mug from the German Market came to use once again. I must admit, this mulled cider doesn’t taste or smell much different to traditional mulled wine. I believe it’s all in the spices you use and warm alcohol all have the same smell. I’d say this is a bit stronger than normal but it’s great if you have a cold as you can feel how your airways clear up whilst drinking it. I’ll be sipping away on this and eating saffron buns this Christmas.

Have you got a favourite mulled wine recipe? Have you tried any with cider or rum?

Jennie xx