It’s finally starting to feel like fall in San Francisco and I’m so excited! Just last week we had a heat wave come through and since nobody has AC, we were all sweating. But just a week later, there’s a crispness in the air and things are downright chilly (for California standards). I even had to turn the heat on!
With the change in the seasons and weather, I’m ready for some yummy fall drinks. I absolutely love hot apple cider this time of year. It’s so easy to make at home, and it also makes your home smell SO good when you make it.
While I love hot spiced cider on its own, it’s also delicious as a spiked cocktail as well. Love a good hot cocktail during fall! So today I’m sharing a super easy recipe to make spiced cider with rum. This cider recipe would be delish to enjoy by the fire with friends, or to serve at a Halloween party, or even New Years.
Spiced Cider with Rum Recipe
YIELDS: 8 cups
8 cups apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks or 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon; additional cinnamon sticks for garnishing
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 orange, thinly sliced
4 whole cloves
1 cup spiced rum
whipped cream for topping
Heat the cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange slices, and cloves in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat for 5 – 10 minutes, until the mixture is hot, stirring occasionally while cooking.
Using a strainer to remove spices, pour the mixture into individual mugs.
Add in spiced rum to each individual mug, depending on taste and how alcoholic you want to make them, and stir.
Garnish each mug with cinnamon sticks, whipped cream, and an orange slice.
How easy are these cocktails? This is one of my favorite drink recipes because it’s just so easy and yummy and seasonal. Enjoy!