Hot Spiced Apple and Rum Cider

When we were planning what to make for Supper Club, we decided to make a speciality drink to spice it up — literally.  I found a great and easy recipe on Pinterest, which required only a few ingredients, and minimal effort which was perfect when getting the rest of the dinner together before everyone came over.

Hot Spiced Apple Cider with Rumsupper10

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • Cinnamon sticks — at least 6, plus a few for garnish in the drink if you want
  • 1 medium orange
  • Whole cloves
  • Rum — I used basic dark Bacardi

Get your crockpot out and pour the apple cider and rum into it.  Throw in the 6 cinnamon sticks.  Then put the cloves into the orange about 1/2 – 1″ apart –> you can use a toothpick to make holes all over the orange and poke the cloves in the holes.

Put the orange in the cider mixture and cook on low until the drink is heated up, ~4hrs.  Ladle the drink into mugs and garnish with a cinnamon stick!

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Edits: Since I didn’t have the luxury to come home from work early to get the drink started, I made the drink in a big pot right when I got home.  I warmed it up on the stove and then transferred it to the crockpot after the meat was done and I washed the pot.  I guesstimated the amount of rum, and managed to pour just the right amount that fit in the crockpot.

Results:  Turns out a hot cider isn’t as enticing when it’s 80 degrees outside, instead of the 60-70 degrees you thought it might be..  However, later in the night a few of us tried it and enjoyed it.  I thought it tasted good, and the leftovers are ready to warm up again, but I’ll definitely wait to make this again when it’s much cooler out.

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