on the bar cart {mulled pear cider}

We made this most festive of drinks last weekend over on InstaStories and I thought I’d record it here too because it was so, so good!  I’m not the biggest fan of mulled wine but I hate missing out on an excuse to drink something super festive so, when we came across this recipe, all my Christmasses arrived at once! 😉  It’s spicy and sweet, thanks to the maple syrup and ginger it contains, but it also packs a real punch too.  I ended up topping mine up with boiling water to dilute it a little – also a good idea if you wanted to make a large batch for guests.




Mulled Pear Cocktail


500ml pear cider

25g root ginger, sliced

2 cinnamon sticks

zest of half an orange

50ml Calvados

3tsp maple syrup

apple slice, cinnamon sticks and pine frond to garnish


  1. Place pear cider and sliced ginger in a pan over a medium, heat.  Bring to a simmer and leave for five minutes.  Add cinnamon stick and orange zest and continue to simmer until liquid has reduced by half.  Remove from the heat and strain through a sieve.
  2. Pour Calvados and maple syrup into the base of a mug or heatproof glass, then pour over 65ml of hot mulled cider.  Add boiling water to top up if desired.
  3. Garnish and serve warm!





We had ours with cheese and crackers for the best Sunday afternoon treat.  Christmas in a glass!


Emma x

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