Tesco and cider producer Aspall have joined forces to launch a mulled cider to tempt winter drinkers.

The drink is a lower abv alternative to traditional mulled wine and offers cider drinkers a new take on the category, says the retailer.

Tesco Mulled Cider is 4.7% abv and retails for £2.99 for 75cl. It is flavoured with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, orange and lemon and is described as a warm, spicy drink with sweet fruit flavours.

"We believe we are the first retailer to bring mulled cider to the market and it maintains our ambition to drive innovation in cider industry," said Ian Targett, buying manager for cider.