Spiked Hot Cider

It's been pretty chilly here in California, an extra long winter it seems, and I know everyone on the East Coast has been under lots of snow this week, so I thought something hot would be perfect! *If you're not of drinking age or don't care for alcoholic beverages omit the rum 🙂 *Make sure you use glasses/mugs meant for hot beverages! I made the mistake of pouring into a nice glass that was too thin for something hot! OOPS!

Ingredients

-5 Cups of Organic Apple Juice

-1/2 Tsp of Cinnamon

-1/3 tsp of nutmeg

-3 ounces of Spiced Rum (Remember, this is optional)

*Cinnamon Sticks to Garnish

 

Instructions

-Place Apple Juice, Spices, and Rum (if using) in a Pot on the stove over low/medium heat

-Stir often so spices will blend

-Once it is hot pour into mugs and if you’d like, garnish with a Cinnamon Stick (I love the added  taste)

Serving Tip: Use a ladle for serving, if you’re hosting a get together & serving this, your guests can use the ladle to serve themselves!

Yield: *this makes only 2-3 servings, so double or triple it if you have several guests

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