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Homemade Quick and Easy Hot Apple Cider with Rum

Oh Sweet Joy

Sometimes you just need a little rum in your apple cider. 

This apple cider with rum recipe is perfect for a party to help warm up your hunting or fishing buddies. 'Tis the season to have apple cider with a kick.

Total Time: 15 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 10 min
Yield: 2 quarts, about 8 servings
Level: Easy


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


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.

Enjoy while talking about your outdoor trip or maybe even bring it with you to the treestand or on the boat!

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse.

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Homemade Quick and Easy Hot Apple Cider with Rum