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Spiced Mulled Cider
There's more to mulling cider than swirling in a couple sticks of cinnamon. This spice blend yields a balanced, flavorful cider while remaining true to the base flavor of apples. You can customize it to your own tastes (more brandy, for example, for a harder brew), but the star anise, coriander, and cardamom—all friends of apples—is what makes it stand out.
This recipe is formulated for a small batch of cider; you can multiply it if need be, though your steeping time may vary.