Mulled Cider—Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

When it comes to weddings, it's all about the details. Choosing the perfect favors for your guests to take home is essential to any marriage. If you're looking for a unique and festive way to say thank you to your guests, mulled cider is the perfect solution! 

Let's learn how to make mulled cider that your guests will love and discuss why it makes such a great wedding favor. So if you're looking for a unique and delicious way to thank your guests, read on to learn how to make mulled cider!


Mulled cider is an easy and delicious wedding favor that your guests will love! Here's what you'll need to make it:

  • One gallon of apple cider 
  • Six cinnamon sticks 
  • Two oranges, sliced 
  • Three tablespoons whole cloves 
  • One tablespoon of whole allspice 
  • One tablespoon of ground nutmeg

You'll also need a large pot, cheesecloth, or a filter to strain out the spices after cooking. Once you have all your ingredients, you're ready to make your mulled cider!


  1. Gather all the ingredients you need: one gallon of apple cider, half a cup of dark brown sugar, 2-star anise pods, six cloves, three cinnamon sticks, one tablespoon of orange zest, and one orange sliced into wedges.
  2. Pour the apple cider and dark brown sugar into a large pot. Stir until there are no visible sugar chunks.
  3. Add the cloves, star anise pods, cinnamon sticks, and orange zest to the pot. Stir to combine.
  4. Heat the mixture on low heat until it begins to simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Turn off the heat and add the orange wedges to the mixture. Let the mixture steep for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve warm or cold in mugs with a garnish of extra orange wedges, cinnamon sticks, and star anise pods. Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Mulled cider is an excellent choice for wedding favors! It's easy to make in bulk and is a warm and cozy treat for guests to take home. There are several ways to serve mulled cider as wedding favors:

  1.  Pre-packaged cups: You can purchase pre-made disposable cups and fill each with a single serving of mulled cider. Place a pretty label or tag on each mug so guests can enjoy their cider immediately!
  2. Bottles: Purchase small bottles, like canning jars, and fill them with mulled cider. Place labels or tags on each bottle for an added touch.
  3. Reusable containers: Let your guests take home their favorite hot beverage in a reusable mug or thermos that they can use again.
  4. Personalized boxes: Line boxes with festive tissue paper, then fill them with mulled cider and other goodies, like spices or unique ingredients, to add to their cider. You can also include personalized thank you cards with each box.

Whichever way you decide to serve the mulled cider, it's sure to be a hit with your wedding guests!

Desserts with Mulled Cider

Nothing pairs better with a warm mug of mulled cider than a delicious dessert. Whether you're looking for something quick and easy to put together or an impressive show-stopper to wow your guests, plenty of dessert options go perfectly with this cozy beverage. 

Apple Pie Bites

For something fast and festive, try making individual servings of Apple Pie Bites! All you need is a package of pre-made pie crusts, diced apples, a few tablespoons of cinnamon and sugar, and a small cupcake tin. Simply cut out small circles from the pie crusts and press them into the cupcake tins.

Fill each cup with the apples, cinnamon, and sugar, then bake for about fifteen minutes. Take it out when it's golden brown, and serve these warm bites with a dollop of ice cream and a cup of mulled cider for a perfect autumn dessert. 

Mulled Cider Cheesecake

If you're looking for something impressive, try making a Mulled Cider Cheesecake. This recipe combines sweet caramelized apples, crunchy graham cracker crust, and a creamy cheesecake filling with just the right amount of mulled cider flavor.

Start by combining the graham crackers and butter to make the crust, then top with a layer of chopped apples. Whisk together the cream cheese and sugar, then fold in the mulled cider for a creamy and flavorful cheesecake.

Bake for forty minutes until golden brown. Let it cool down, and serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a cup of hot mulled cider. 

Whatever option you choose, desserts with mulled cider will surely be a hit at your next wedding! Not only do they taste delicious, but they also provide your guests with a special touch that they'll never forget.

Mulled cider is perfect for any special occasion. Not only is it delicious, but also a great way to impress your guests. With the right ingredients and instructions, you can have delicious mulled cider ready in no time. The best part is that your guests will love it—it's the perfect way to end a special night.

Plus, there are plenty of ways to use the leftovers, like incorporating them into desserts or other recipes. So if you're looking for a creative and delicious way to upscale your party menu, mulled cider is worth considering.

Everyone knows that mulled cider is a popular drink during winter usually served in a mug or a large glass. But what if you want to serve it with style in mini disposable partyware? Or you could use mini plastic plates to serve the mulled cider - or even cuter - with a spoon in small mini plastic cups. These are more suited for a party setting where you want to do shots of mulled cider. 

Maraschino cherries and a cinnamon stick could be added to the mulled cider for an even more festive taste. Using mini-party supplies is a great way to make your event more eco-friendly. These products, like disposable mini plates and disposable mini bowls, are made of recyclable materials and can be disposed of after the event. Choose colors and make your party more colorful.

If you want elegant and affordable disposable ware, check out the mini-partyware collection at The Kaya Collection, which offers chic and durable plasticware. Purchase all the cute tableware you want before it's sold out!