Spiked Apple Cider Recipe

This hot cocktail starts in the kitchen and moves to the bar.
Spiked Apple Cider

Spiked Apple Cider

Rum, cider and fresh ginger helps chase the chill away.

Photo by: Image courtesy of Steve Hill

Image courtesy of Steve Hill

Rum, cider and fresh ginger helps chase the chill away.

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Full of ginger, allspice, cloves and cinnamon, the spices of the season are highlighted in this Spiked Apple Cider.

Spiked Apple Cider

Courtesy of Eric and Bruce Bromberg, chef/owners of Blue Ribbon Beer Garden, New York City

  • ½ gallon good-quality apple cider
  • 1 cup Laird’s applejack
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2-4 tablespoons Gosling’s Rum, or to taste

Add apple cider, applejack, honey, fresh ginger, cinnamon, allspice berries and cloves to a pot or large saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally, until the liquid barely reaches a simmer.

Simmer the liquid, lowering the heat if necessary, for 5 minutes. Add rum and cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat and serve, removing spices if desired.