Hot Apple Cider

19 Dec

Its Christmas time and I am inclined to try more and more of christmas recipes. I came across this wonderful recipe of a cider. This is a traditional recipe which is mostly made during Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Since the mood is so festive, I thought why not give this a try.

The flavors in this cider are fruity, and it gives a taste of alot of spices like cinnamon, and cloves. If you want you can make it non-alcoholic also by omitting rum in the recipe. Since its winters I think everyone prefers the rum.

Some apple juice! The most important ingredient! and orange juice mixed with the maple syrup in a pan. Heat the mixture.

Add the Good ol’ Rum!! and all the spices along with the zest of orange and lemon.

Heat it for about 5-7 minutes and your Apple Cider is ready!

Apple Cider! Its yum when hot!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups apple juice
  • 1/4 cup  maple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1 lemon zest

Directions

  1. Pour the apple juice and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.
  2. Add the cinnamon sticks, cloves, rum, orange peel and lemon peel in the pan.
  3. Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot but not boiling.
  4. Remove the cider from the heat. Seive the cider.
  5. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs. Drink Hot or Cold. I usually prefer hot!

(Adapted from allrecipes)

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4 Responses to “Hot Apple Cider”

  1. Nava Krishnan December 19, 2011 at 1:42 PM #

    I normally buy the ready made Apple Cider and this post is great, at least I learn to make one at home now, thanks for sharing.

  2. Little Housewifei December 21, 2011 at 4:33 AM #

    May your Christmas sparkle with moments of joy, love, laughter & family time. May the year ahead be full of contentment and love.
    Wishing you all the best, and loads of smile, not only for upcoming Holidays but for every day in a year. Have a Merry Christmas!!!

    P.S
    I only wish I could drink it up this Christmas, but its a no no for me! 🙂

  3. balvinder December 22, 2011 at 6:30 AM #

    I use apple cider when I have to make anything with yeast. Yours seem like a lovely drink with fruity zests.

  4. Kiri W. December 25, 2011 at 3:04 PM #

    Mmmm, delicious! Love the healthy dose of Bacardi! 😉

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