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Top-down shot of two glass mugs filled with mulled apfelwein bowle, with cinnamon sticks for garnish, on a gathered blue and white cloth with sliced and whole fruit.

Mulled Apfelwein Bowle (Hard Cider Punch)

  • Author: Sandy Weismann
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Cozy up with a warm mug of Mulled Apfelwein Bowle at your next gathering for a special treat. It’s autumn apple comfort in a glass.


  • 16 fl oz brandy (2 cups)
  • 2 cups sliced apples (about 2 small apples, I used Gala)
  • 36 fl oz German apfelwein or hard apple cider (4-7% ABV), room temperature
  • 64 fl oz spiced apple cider (8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 large cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp whole cloves


  1. The night before serving, soak the sliced apples in the brandy in a large mason jar. Seal the top and set in the refrigerator to soak overnight.
  2. The day of your event, warm the hard cider/German apfelwein, spiced cider, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in a slow cooker set to high for 2 hours, or low for 4 hours. Once heated through, turn the slow cooker to the lowest/warm setting.
  3. When ready to serve, pour excess brandy off the apples and carefully add them to the punch.
  4. Serve warm with a cinnamon stick to garnish each mug.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Fall
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: fall, autumn, apple, apple cider, brandy