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Hot Hard Apple Cider


Hot Hard Apple Cider is the perfect drink on a chilly day. Warm and delicious, you're not going to want to share this!

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  • 8 to 10 ounces spiced rum
  • 8 cups apple cider
  • Juice of one large orange
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 whole allspice berries
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 star anise pods


Servings 6
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 15mins
Adapted from


Step 1

In a large pot, add all the ingredients except for the spiced rum.

Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or so.

Add rum and keep warm over a low heat or pour into an insulated container to keep warm.

To keep your cider potable to nondrinkers, do not add the spiced rum to the pot of cider. Instead, add 2 ounces of rum per cup afterward.


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