Hot Spiked Cider

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Hot Spiked Cider

Prep 10 m

Cook 5 m

Ready In 15 m

6 Servings

172 Calories

Description

"A 'spiked' version of the traditional hot cider - great for fall or holiday gatherings. This can be made in large quantities and kept warm in an electric coffee server."

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Ingredients

  1. 1 quart water

  2. 3 orange spice tea bags

  3. 1/2 cup light brown sugar

  4. 2 cups apple cider

  5. 1 1/2 cups light rum

  6. 8 cinnamon sticks

  7. 3 teaspoons butter

Direction

  1. Pour water into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and toss in the orange spice tea bags. Cover and let steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in sugar, apple cider, rum, and 2 of the cinnamon sticks. Heat just to steaming -- do not boil.

  2. Ladle hot cider into 6 mugs and drop 1/2 teaspoon butter into each. Garnish with a cinnamon "swizzle" stick.

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