Day 22: 2014 Sweet Paul Holiday Countdown presented by Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day

This is such a wonderful and festive drink!  You can easily double (or triple!) the recipe to give a big crowd a serving of warm winter cheer!
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You will need:

1 firm apple

1 tablespoon whole cloves

2 slices fresh ginger

4 cinnamon stick

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon cardamom pods

1 lemon, sliced

2 quarts apple cider

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 cup spiced rum

apple slices+cinnamon sticks for serving

  1. Start with the apple and stud it with whole cloves.
  2. Place in a large pot with everything except the rum.
  3. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add the rum.
  5. Serve in cups with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.

TIP:

You can make this the day before, just warm up and add the rum before serving.
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