Monday, November 18, 2013

Steamy Apple Cider

Fall's bounty, with or without the rum.

Okay, so you spent the morning complaining about the end of summer and the afternoon raking leaves. After a long walk with the dog, wearing your favorite sweater, you reward yourself with a warm, golden nectar that fills your kitchen with the soothing aroma of fall. Add allspice, cloves, nutmeg and a cinnamon stick. Better still, add a splash of rum, whiskey or Port. You've come home to the magic of hot apple cider and you're almost ready to face the holiday season.

Make it quickly and easily...

To make two mugs, heat at least 5 to 6 cups of apple cider (it's unfiltered and unsweetened, as opposed to apple juice), add mulling spices (they're already mixed perfectly) or a dash of nutmeg, cloves or allspice (totally to taste). Now add 3+ ounces of your favorite rum. Don't let this boil, just stir till it steams. Add a cinnamon stick to each cup.


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