Orange Mulled Whiskey Cider Recipe

Cool and Crisp weather has arrived and the leaves are quickly starting to show off their Autumn color. It is time to warm up with a toasty beverage featuring zest of citrus that will turn the heat up. The Orange Mulled Whiskey Cider Recipe is an easy mix that will quickly become a tradition in your home if it isn’t already.

[alert-note]The Recipe[/alert-note]

You will want to look at Nielsen- Massey Vanillas Candied Orange Brind recipe and homemade whipping cream to complete this drink.

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Orange Mulled Whiskey Cider Recipe

6 servings

Orange Mulled Whiskey Cider Recipe


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1/2 cup 100% pure pomegranate juice
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup (adjust maple syrup if cider is already sweet)
  • 1 Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean
  • 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Orange Extract
  • 3 large cinnamon sticks
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 5 whole allspice berries
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds
  • .66 cup whiskey


  1. Add apple cider, pomegranate juice and maple syrup to a large saucepan; heat over medium-high heat. Split vanilla bean in half lengthwise with the tip of a small knife. Scrape both sides of the bean with the knife’s dull side and add the seeds and bean to the saucepan.
  2. Add the orange extract, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries and cardamom seeds to the saucepan; stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  3. Strain mulled cider through a fine mesh sieve. Add whiskey; stir to combine. Serve with a fresh apple slice.

Recipe and photo credit : Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

[alert-note]Whipping Cream Recipe[/alert-note]

Below you will find the whipping cream recipe used during a Canning Live presentation. The recipe is super simple and features ingredients you can easily keep on hand during the Holiday season. Using Nielsen-Massey Vanillas really adds that extra cozy flavor to the recipe.  I had so much fun a few years back with my friend Janet Cassidy during the #canninglive event we put together.  Nothing beats homemade whipped cream on a seasonal dessert or drink.

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[alert-note]About Nielsen-Massey Vanillas[/alert-note]

Nielsen-Massey is another one of those companies I’ve featured on my site because they are family owned for over 100 years! Their products can be found in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand being used in restaurants as well as sold in shops.  The Orange Mulled Whiskey Cider Recipe is an easy new tradition with a historic background indeed.  Be sure to check out their website to find out more at Nielsen-Massey Vanilla.  Interested in purchasing : Nielsen-Massey Vanillas Link Here.

[alert-warning]Are you a fan of cider during the cooler Autumn days? What do you create that warms you up with the season changes? I would love to connect with you so please comment below.

Happy Autumn,
Bren [/alert-warning]

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