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Spiked apple cider

Spiked Apple Cider

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  • Author: A Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Looking to spice up your fall drinks? This spiked apple cider hits all the cozy notes! Rum complements the cinnamon, cloves, and star anise perfectly.



  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup rum
  • For the garnish: orange slices, whole cranberries


  1. Combine the cloves, star anise, and cinnamon sticks, and apple cider in a medium pot. Warm over low heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Skim off any particulate that forms, or stir to reincorporate. 
  2. Stir in the rum. If desired, garnish with orange slices and whole cranberries. Ladle into mugs and enjoy.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: spiced apple cider, spiked apple cider, apple cider with rum, fall apple cider, apple cider spices, homemade