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Spiked & Spiced Hot Apple Cider

We’ve been dying to share this recipe with you. It’s perfect for the transition to cooler weather now starting here in Indianapolis.

We’re taking off for a weekend of fall fun with some dear friends. We enjoyed this warm beverage around our firepit the other night, and just may have to bring it along!  It’s very easy to make, and the rum compliments the spice and cider perfectly. (You could make it without the “spike” and it would be delicious as well.)

Next week we’ll be back to sharing more apple recipes!  In the meantime, here are a few interesting apple recipes from around the web:

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal from Annie’s Eats
Baked Apples from Sprouted Kitchen
Individual Apple Crisps from Cookie and Kate
Apple and Squash Calzones from Happyolks
Apple, Pear and Gin Cocktail from Naturally Ella
Apple Pie a la Mode Smoothie from The Fig Tree
Grandma’s Apple Tartelettes from Tartelette
Apple and Oat Biscuits (Gluten-Free) from Green Kitchen Stories

Spiked & Spiced Hot Apple Cider
Serves: 6 servings
What You Need
  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup rum
What To Do
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium pot. Heat over medium heat until warm, about 10 minutes. Ladle into mugs and enjoy.


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  • Reply
    Courtney Jones
    October 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Mmm! I’m going to serve this drink at Thanksgiving dinner this weekend :) What a yummy idea! A nice special treat to warm up with – especially since it snowed for the first time here today!

    • Reply
      October 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Great! You crazy Canadians and your insistence on having Thanksgiving near the actual time of harvest…

  • Reply
    October 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Do you use just regular dark rum? Or Spiced rum?

    • Reply
      October 5, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Just regular dark rum. :)

  • Reply
    October 5, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I will be making this! Thank you

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    Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    October 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    It will be perfect for coming cold days

  • Reply
    October 5, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I’m anxious to try this! Looks great!

  • Reply
    October 6, 2012 at 9:55 am


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