Are you looking for a perfect winter drink? Our team at M22 Glen Arbor has created the M22 version of Hot Spiced Cider that’s sure to keep you warm on a cold, wintery night. Whether you’re home reading a book by the fire or hosting a party for the holidays, you and your guests will enjoy this special M22 treat.
First, lets take a look at the history. Daysoftheyear.com provides this:
“The history of hot mulled cider is bears remarkable similarities to the old pagan tradition called Wassailing. The word ‘wassail’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon phrase ‘waes hael’, which means ‘good health’. The wassail was a drink made of mulled ale, curdled cream, roasted apples, eggs, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and sugar.
It was served from huge, 10-gallon bowls, often made of silver or pewter. This originally came from a story about a young beautiful maiden presenting the drink to Prince Vortigen, saying the words “waes hael” in a toast. The term wassailing refers to the act of the bowl being carried into the room with great splendor, a traditional carol about wassailing and then the beverage was served.”
Today, hot mulled cider is typically non-alcoholic and includes spices with apple cider (fermented apple juice). Hard cider, is the alcoholic version of apple cider and can also be used, similar to Mulled Wine being mixed with citrus fruits, and warming spices like clover, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Here is the M22 Hot Spiced Apple Cider Recipe:
- 1 Bottle of M22 Hard Apple Cider
- 1/2 Cup of Water
- 1/2 Cup of Apple Cider
- 1/4 Cup of Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/8 Tsp. of Ground Cloves
Pour Wine into crock-pot or saucepan & turn on low heat. Add water, sugar and spices. Heat to serve.