Want To Stay Warm This Fall? Try Our Spiked Apple Cider

It’s time to officially come to terms with the fact that…well, it’s going to become frosty (and I don’t mean the friendly snowman,) and fast. Suddenly, the idea of putting on five inch heels and going out (like I do that anyway) becomes a lot less appealing, and curling up with Netflix and a hot beverage becomes the ultimate Saturday night routine. Why not kick that hot beverage up a notch, and give it a little spike? A mug of hot apple cider is hard to beat, but add a few simple ingredients, and it becomes a hefty cocktail. Take my word for it.

What you need:

1/4 gallon apple cider
1/2 cup dark rum
1/2 cup cinnamon schnapps
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cut into large chunks
1/2 lemon, juiced
Cinnamon sticks (optional)

How To Get Spiked:

 In a medium pot, combine the 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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