Spiked Apple Cider Recipe

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

Spiked Apple Cider

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.

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