Spiced Rum Cider

Spiced Rum Cider
Staff Writer
Spiced Rum Cider

Spiced Rum Cider

Stay warm all day with a cozy spiced rum cider. The fragrances of apple, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg are what the season is all about, so this is the perfect accompaniment to dishes like candied yams, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and all the day’s desserts. Its low alcohol content makes it easy to drink and adjust if you want something stronger. Triple or quadruple the recipe to serve this as a punch.


6 ounces apple cider

1 ounce spiced rum, such as Captain Morgan

Whole clove

Cinnamon stick

Pinch of nutmeg


Add all ingredients except rum to a saucepan and heat over medium heat for 10 minutes.

Strain to remove the clove and cinnamon stick.

Add rum to mug and pour cider on top. 

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

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