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Hot Spiked Cider

A spiked version of a traditional hot cider – great for Thanksgiving. This can be made in a large amount and kept warm in an electric coffee server.”


  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 3 orange spice tea bags
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 teaspoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light rum

Method: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.

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

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