Zeffer’s Apple Crumble Cider has flown out the door since launching last year – the rich apple and cinnamon aroma and freshly baked apple crumble flavour has made it a bit of a Kiwi classic.  What’s more is this cider is perfect for serving mulled on a wintery day and very simple to whip up.

Head cidermaker Jody Scott suggests warming the Apple Crumble Cider in a slowcooker which both mulls the cider and keeps it warm for hours. Add in a few extra ingredients and you have a great option for winter entertaining. You’ll find the recipe below.

Serves 8

2L Zeffer Apple Crumble Cider
10g brown sugar (optional)
1 orange, sliced
2 star anise
2 cinnamon sticks


  1. Fill a slow cooker or pot with Zeffer’s Apple Crumble Cider. Add the sugar, the sliced orange rounds, add finally the cinnamon sticks and star anise.
  2. Cover the pot or slow cooker and heat until the flavours meld. If using the slow cooker leave for 2-3 hours on low or warm.
  3. Serve in a glass or mug garnished with additional orange slices and cinnamon stick.

To find out how you could win a Mulled Apple Crumble Cider Kit which includes a slowcooker, glassware and ingredients, check out our Facebook Page. 

Zeffer Apple Crumble Cider is available from the following stores (while stocks last):


West Liquor Railside

West Liquor Hobsonville

West Liquor Glen Eden

West Liquor Glendene

West Liquor New Lynn Central

West Liquor Te Atatu

West Liquor Avondale

West Liquor Green Bay

West Liquor All Seasons

West Liquor Westgate Centre

Central Park Village Wine & Spirits

Titirangi Village Wines & Spirits

West Harbour Village Wines & Spirits