Happy New Year…. It’s time to get use to writing the year 2013. Where did the time go? I hope it’s been a good year for everyone and it continues into the New Year…. It’s been a cold December and it has not warmed up yet in January. It’s time to enjoy a glass of spiked cider. The recipe below can be enjoyed as a nonalcoholic beverage. Here is my Rhum Apple Cranberry Cider Recipe.
Apple Cranberry Cider Recipe:
- 2 quarts (8 cups) Apple juice
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- ½ cup Pure Maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Whole Nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon Whole Cloves
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger
- 3 Cinnamon sticks
Pour juice into a tall pot with a lid and turn on heat to high. Prepare spices and add to pot. When pot reaches a boil, turn to the lowest setting. Let simmer about 15 minutes. Strain the cider through a fine sieve onto a second pot. Return cider to heat source or pour into a crock pot to keep warm. Ladle into mugs and enjoy.
When picking out apple juice, read the label and try to get juice without added sugar – often called “apple cider” instead of “apple juice” by some companies. Unfiltered juice (which looks a little foggy) is our favorite when we can find it.
Rhum Apple-Cranberry Cider recipe:
- 1½ oz. Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
- 5 oz. Apple-Cranberry Cider
In a footed mug or mug add ingredients. Garnish with a thin slice of lemon peel. The garnish will also add a hint of citrus to the taste and aroma.
DRINK RESPONSIBLE & DRINK SMART!HaPpY NeW YeAr 2013!!!
Written By David Edessa
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