Spirited Apple Cider

Spirited Apple Cider Recipe

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Lynnda Cloutier


Source: UnknownDark rum adds depth of flavor to this cider.


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    12 whole cloves
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    6 whole allspice
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    3 cinnamon sticks, each 3 inches, broken
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    1 tbsp. grated orange rind
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    2 quarts apple cider
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    1 cup orange juice
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    1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
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    1/2 cup dark rum
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    1/2 cup apple flavored brandy

How to Make Spirited Apple Cider


  1. Tie first 4 ingredients in a cheesecloth bag. Mix spice bag and cider in large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook 35 minutes or til mixture is reduced to 4 cups.
  2. Discard spice bag. Stir in orange juice and remaining ingredients. Simmer over medium heat til heated. Makes 8 cups.

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About Spirited Apple Cider

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks, Cocktails

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