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Antiviral Herbal Mulled Cider

Making your own antiviral herbal mulled cider is a great way to ward off viruses and colds or lessen the symptoms if you do happen to catch one. This antiviral herbal mulled cider is also delicious as an added bonus. The healing herbs and spices infused in the apple juice and water will make you feel better and recover faster.
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 114 kcal


  • 1 Medium-sized pot and lid
  • 1 Sharp knife
  • 1 Chopping board
  • 1 Strainer
  • 1 Container (large enough to cradle the strainer)


  • 2 cups Cups of apple juice or apple cider
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 stick licorice root
  • 1 the peel of 1 orange
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 inch knob of ginger
  • 1 Star anise pod
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or 2 sticks


  • Add the 2 cups of apple juice or apple cider to a pot along with 1 cup of water, 1 tsp of cinnamon (or 2 sticks), ½ a stick of licorice root, 1-star anise pod, and 3 cloves
  • Roughly chop a 1-inch knob of ginger and add it to the pot (peel it first if it isn’t organic)
  • Wash and peel 1 orange and add the peel to the pot
  • Cover and gently simmer for 20 minutes (don’t let it boil)
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes or so. Then, place your strainer over the container and pour the mixture through and drink it while it’s still warm


You can have up to one serving per day. Since apple juice contains sugar it’s best to drink it a few hours before you go to bed if you take it in the evening.