Hot Spiced Apple Cider

This recipe allows you to heat things up with only four ingredients, making it an easy drink to prepare for a party. Make...
Hot Spiced Apple Cider

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This recipe allows you to heat things up with only four ingredients, making it an easy drink to prepare for a party. Make it your own by spiking it with your favorite rum.

This recipe is courtesy of kitchentreaty.com.

Ingredients

  • 8  Cups  apple cider
  • cinnamon sticks
  • orange
  • 2  Tablespoons  whole cloves
  • desired amount of rum

Directions

Pour apple cider into a 2.5-quart or other slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks to cider. With a toothpick, poke holes all around the orange, about 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart. Carefully poke the cloves into the toothpick holes in the orange. Place orange into the cider in the slow cooker. Cook on low until hot and spiced through. Ladle into mugs along with an ounce or of rum if using. Place a cinnamon stick in each glass if desired and serve.

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Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.