Thursday, September 29, 2011

Spiced Hot Apple Cider

It wouldn't be fall without hot apple cider! This grown up version is perfect to serve for one of those last outdoor get-togethers! You can throw this together over the stove or more conveniently in the crock-pot!

Spiced Hot Apple Cider
recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
serves 8
1 gallon apple cider
2 cups spiced dark rum
4 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon nutmeg
20 whole cloves
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

In a crock pot or stock pot over the stove, heat apple cider with rum, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves, and orange juice. If using a crockpot heat on high for 2 to 3 hours and then turn down to low. If heating over the stove, bring cider to medium high heat until just before it boils and then bring down to low.

For the cinnamon sugar rimmer: Mix together cinnamon and brown sugar in a ramekin. Wet the rims of each glass with water and dip in ramekin.


Yummy Mummy said...

I just want to jump into the computer and have a sip right now! Looks so warm and comforting!

Yasmeen said...

Yum! I love warm cider. It's getting warm around these parts but we're still having some cool, rainy days. Perfect excuse to try this out before the summer fully sets in.

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Looks and sounds heavenly! I can't wait for the crisp weather to set in so I can enjoy hot beverages again!

Christine's Pantry said...

I have not had spiced hot apple cider in a long time. Thanks for a great recipe.

Val said...

I heart a warm and spicy drink!!

Lizzy said...

Yeah, it's going to be chilly enough this weekend that I'll need a hot drink! Yours looks yummy~

Chelsea said...

I love this! So nice for a cold summer evening. I can't wait for chillier weather :)

Vicki Bensinger said...

I love spiced hot apple cider and this sounds delightful for the cool weekend ahead of us. Have you tried it without the rum? I like to jug this stuff and with rum in it I am sure I wouldn't remember the weekend

Peggy said...

I can see myself enjoying this on the cold night ahead!

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

mmmmm hot apple cider in the crockpot.... there is just nothing like it!

Sue/the view from great island said...

We make hot spiced cider every Thanksgiving and Christmas day, but now that my girls are in college, I think we might 'upgrade' our recipe to this one!


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