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Hot Mulled Colorado Apple Cider

Spiked hot apple cider never tasted so good! Recipe from Elway's restaurant in Vail Colorado.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cider cocktail, hot mulled cider
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 150kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 4 ounces Big B’s Apple Cider* non locals can use fresh apple cider
  • Mulling spices
  • 1 ½ ounce Berentzen ApfelKorn Apple Schnapps or Myers dark rum
  • Pumpkin spice and sugar for rimming the glass
  • Sliced orange for rimming liquid
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish


  • Heat apple cider with mulling spices over low heat for 1 hour.
  • Rim a large brandy snifter with juice of a sliced orange; dip into a shallow glass of pumpkin spice and sugar (1 part pumpkin spice to 5 parts sugar; or to your taste).
  • Add hot cider and apple schnapps or rum. Garnish with cinnamon stick.


*Big B's is a Colorado-local brand of fresh apple cider. Any apple cider may be used; fresh preferred.
Larger amounts of apple cider and mulling spices may be simmered and stored in the refridgerator for additional cocktails.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 114mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 1mg