Welcome Thanksgiving or cold-weather guests with the warm and cozy aroma of this spicy hot cider.
1 cup apple cider (use organic if you can)
1 1/2 oz. Mount Gay rum
1 oz. raspberry syrup
1 tsp. Chambord (a raspberry-flavored liqueur)
1 Tbs. grated orange zest
3 whole cloves
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
Add cider raspberry syrup, orange zest, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom into a small saucepan. Heat but do not boil. When steam begins to rise, remove the cloves. Pour the mixture into a coffee mug. Add rum and stir.
Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream. Drizzle top of cream with Chambord and sprinkle with cinnamon.