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Festive Winter Warmers – Try Our Spicy Mulled Cider Recipe

With the season for warm, spicy cider rapidly approaching, Thatchers Cider has asked West Country chef Tim Maddams to recommend some festive dishes to serve alongside Thatchers Mulled Cider.

Using fresh, seasonal produce, Tim’s recipes are ideal as snacks or starters, or even a warming outdoor eat for carol singers or Wassail revellers in the New Year.   Available to download here, the scrumptious dishes areSmoked Mackerel Tart; Potted Pork with Quick Pickled Beetroot, and Barbecued Pumpkin, Pheasant and Chorizo Wraps. They all feature Tim’s distinctive style and passion for great tasting, seasonal produce.

To make your own mulled cider, simply follow this simple Thatchers family recipe:

Take two litres of Thatchers Heritage cider, and add:

·         1 sliced orange, lemon and apple

·         2 star anise

·         5 cloves

·         2 cinnamon sticks

·         8 slices ginger

·         5 tablespoons of soft brown sugar to taste.

Simmer gently for around ½ hour but be careful not to let it boil.


Martin Thatcher, Managing Director of Thatchers Cider and fourth generation cider maker says, “There’s nothing more welcoming than the warming, spicy aroma of mulled cider on a cold, winter’s evening. This is a recipe our family has used for many years – we hope you enjoy it, especially when accompanied by one of Tim’s extra special winter warmers.”



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