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Mulled Maple Apple Cider

This Mulled maple apple cider recipe is a hot apple cider with rum, cinnamon, allspice, citrus, and cloves .  It a comforting mulled cider with rum sweetened with pure maple syrup. 

Mulled Maple Apple Cider

 

Certain beverages just scream the season like this fall inspired mulled cider with rum.  It brings to mind fallen leaves, crisp apples and all things harvest.   And with the fall chill in the air, a hot apple cider with rum will warm the mind and body all the way to your toes.  

 

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hot apple cider with rum

 

We used a store bought apple cider and added the flavors of orange and lemon juice plus whole spices.  We heated up the mulled apple cider to allow the spices to permeate your apple cider.  Add the rum last since high heat will cause the alcohol to dissipate. 

 

What alcohol to use in mulled apple cider:

You could use dark rum, whiskey or bourbon in this mulled maple apple cider.  You could also try vodka for a lighter version.  Whiskey will give the apple cider a spicier warm taste, while dark rum will give it a sweeter taste but vodka will not add much flavor.  If you would like to be a little adventurous try of the cinnamon flavored rums or whiskeys.  For a combination of sweet and spicy try Jim Beam Fire Bourbon®, Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire whiskey® or Fireball®.  There are a few flavored rums on the market such as Rumcojones® or Devil’s Reef Cinnamon Spiced Rum®.  

 

What is in this Mulled Maple Apple Cider:

Ingredients for Four (1 cup) Servings 

Equipment Needed:

 

How to make Mulled Cider

 

mulling spices, orange peels and lemon peels

 

Using a vegetable or citrus peeler, peel both the orange and the lemon.  Add the peels, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and the star anise to a sauce pot.  

 

mulling spices and citrus juice

 

Juice both the orange and the lemon.  Add all the juice to the mulling spices and citrus peels in the pot. 

 

adding pure maple syrup to mulled cider with rum

 

Stir in one quart of apple cider and then add pure maple syrup to the citrus peels and the mulling spices.

 

mulled cider with rum

 

Place the pot of mulled maple apple cider on low heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.   Strain out or remove the spices and peels from the cider.   Add 1/2 cup of dark rum, if desired.  

 

apple cider with rum

 

Pour your mulled cider with rum into cups and garnish with the apple slices and tall cinnamon sticks.  Enjoy!  

 

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Mulled maple apple cider with Rum

This Mulled maple apple cider recipe is a hot apple cider with rum, cinnamon, allspice, citrus, and cloves . It a comforting mulled cider with rum sweetened with pure maple syrup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Beverage, Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot apple cider with rum, mulled cider with rum, Mulled maple apple cider
Servings: 4
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Using a vegetable or citrus peeler, peel both the orange and the lemon. Add the peels, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and the star anise to a sauce pot.
  • Juice both the orange and the lemon. Add all the juice to the mulling spices and citrus peels in the pot.
  • Stir in one quart of apple cider and then add pure maple syrup to the citrus peels and the mulling spices.
  • Place the pot of mulled maple apple cider on low heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Strain out or remove the spices and peels from the cider. Add 1/2 cup of dark rum, if desired.
  • Pour your mulled cider with rum into cups and garnish with the apple slices and tall cinnamon sticks. Enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg

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