Mulled cider, a heated cider infused with spices, is a popular alternative to mulled wine that can be found throughout the Winter months. The warming, spiced beverage seems to have risen in popularity in the last few years, but in reality, it is much older than that. The origins of mulled cider stem from an English Medieval Christmastide drinking ritual called Wassailing. Wassailing was a ceremony intended to ensure a good apple harvest. It involved singing, dancing and drinking to the health of trees on the Twelfth Night, the 5th January, and to ward away evil spirits that may ruin...