Spiked Apple Cider
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An easy, quick, festive, delicious recipe for Spiked Apple Cider! Use apple juice, some spices, some fruit, and Don Q rum to make a special holiday drink!
Serves: 8
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. Add the clove-studded apples and oranges and simmer for 20 minutes before removing the fruit.
  3. To serve, ladle apple cider into a mug and add about 3 tablespoons of Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced Rum. Stir and serve hot.
Recipe by Willow Bird Baking at http://willowbirdbaking.com/2017/12/21/spiked-apple-cider-2/