Nothing beats standing outside on a cold autumnal/winter evening and staying warm with a Mulled Cider in hand.
You can use a sweet cider if you wish
In a large pan that can take a lid, add all the ingredients apart from the sliced lemon and orange.
Slowly bring the mix to a simmer with the lid on and once it’s reached a simmer; take off the heat and add the sliced fruit and let this steep for another 5 minutes before serving
Remember it’s a warming drink and shouldn’t be served at boiling point.
To make another batch you can re-use the cloves, vanilla pod, star anise and cinnamon. Just make up more fruit.
For a non-alcoholic version all you have to do is swap out the cider for an apple juice and miss out the rum