Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tasty Tuesday - Spiked Mulled Cider

Many of you know I'm a Football Mom. My boys are Youth Football, High School Football and College Football. That's sitting outside weekday for pracitce plus games on the weekend. I've learned to dress in a kazillion layers but once the cold creeps into my bones there is no getting rid of it.


I discovered a shot of Hot Damn schnapps in some mulled cider works wonders. 

When making mulled cider use a hand held sieve to eliminate consuming the spices.

Single serving Spiked Mulled Cider:

Pour apple cider into a pot and simmer over low heat. Add clove, cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Float orange slices. Pour a shot of Hot Damn Schnapps into a mug before filling with the warm cider.

I found prepared mulling spices at my local market. After adding some to a pan, I add a few cups of cider and simmer over low heat. The longer you simmer the richer the flavor. Add a shot of Hot Damn or favorite fall schnapps to the mug before filling with the warm cider.

Easy Spiked Crockpot Cider for a crowd:

1/2 gallon apple cider
4 whole cinnamon sticks
8 whole Allspice Berries or Cloves
Orange peel or slices from 1 orange
(add lemon peel from one lemon during cold season)
 3/4 cup spiced rum
 1/2 cup Hot Damn
 1/2 cup Buttershots

Cook on high for one hour then switch to warm and serve.

For the best benifits 
this hot beverage should be read while reading a steamy romance book 
next to a cozy fire.

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