Fall is in full swing in Seattle and in our household. Last night we put a few logs in our wood stove and made a batch of our favorite spiced hot apple cider. I love this recipe because its simple to make yet so good to drink. And for a grown up version, I poured a shot of spiced rum into my husband’s glass which really made for a a delightful warm Fall type cocktail. Anyway you have it, hot apple cider will warm your bellies with Fall goodness. Enjoy!
Spiced Hot Apple Cider Recipe
8 cups pressed Apple Juice/Cider (not from concentrate)
1 orange, cut into 1/4″ slices
3 cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon cloves
1 inch piece of ginger cut into coin sized slices
1/4 cup brown sugar
*optional spiced Rum
Place all the ingredients into a large pot and bring to boil for 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain cider before serving. Enjoy!
*For a Spiked version, add a shot of spiced rum to each glass