Spiked Apple Cider
For the adults at your soirée, you can spike this apple cider with Don Q rum, an aged, craft Puerto Rican rum that runs an environmentally responsible distillery, to boot! I chose their premium spiced Don Q rum to glug into each cup of cider.
Here’s where you can buy Don Q rum near you. The recipe is simple enough that you’ll have it simmering away on the stove many times this holiday season! Share your favorite holiday cocktail ideas in the comments below!
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- 8 cups 100% apple juice
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 apples, sliced in half
- 2 oranges, sliced
- 2 teaspoons whole cloves, stuck into the apple halves and orange slices for easy removal later
- 3 cups Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced Rum
- In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, bring apple juice to a simmer. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Stir this spice mixture into the juice until dissolved. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Add the clove-studded apples and oranges and simmer for 20 minutes before removing the fruit.
- To serve, ladle apple cider into a mug and add about 3 tablespoons of Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced Rum. Stir and serve hot.