Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tasty Tuesday - Hot Apple Cider

'Tis the season for FOOTBALL  at my house. With three boys playing, finding time for romance is slim. I picked up some fresh apple cider at the Farmer's Market and my honey and I made a warm autumn drink to share under a blanket. After a cold Friday night game, this hottie toddy gives a quiet opportunity to warm up with some spice and romance. 
Ingredients
  • 1 apple
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • Pinch grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • Cinnamon sticks, garnish

  • Directions

    Stud the apple with the cloves. In a medium pot, combine the studded apple and remaining ingredients except the rum. Slowly bring to a simmer over low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the rum. Discard the apple. Ladle into mugs and garnish each with a cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.

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