Food Friday: Hot Mulled Apple Cider
October 10, 2008
This weekend D and I are heading to VT with some friends to get away for a few days and enjoy the fall foliage. With the cooler night air and the sight of leaves turning color I thought I would share a recipe for one of my favorite fall beverages.
2 quarts (8 cups) apple juice*
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
6 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks, broken into 1 inch pieces
1 cup rum
In a large saucepan combine first four ingredients. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer for 20 minutes. Strain to remove pieces. Add rum and serve warm with a cinnamon stick in each glass.
Note: You can omit the rum if you are planning on serving this to kids, or keep the rum and figure they will sleep really well that night. (I do not have kids of my own so please, do not feel like you need to report me to child protective services)
* you can use whatever apple juice you want, but I find the better the juice the better your final product will be, fresh cider would be the best.