HOT APPLE CIDER
10 whole cloves
5 whole allspice, gently cracked
1 whole star anise
½ cinnamon stick
1 orange, peel only, pith removed
1 lemon, peel only, pith removed
1 small piece ginger, peeled and sliced into 2 coins
1 x 12-in (30 cm) cheesecloth square
1 x 4-in (10 cm) string
4¼ cups (1.25 L) organic apple juice
¼ cup (60 ml) cranberry juice
3 tbsp (45 ml) organic maple syrup
12 oz (360 ml) Appleton Estate Rum
- Place cloves, allspice, star anise, cinnamon stick, ginger, orange and lemon peel into centre of cheesecloth, then gather corners and tie with string to create a sachet.
- Into an 8-cup (2 L) pot, add apple juice, cranberry juice and maple syrup. Then add sachet of spices and citrus peels and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for an additional 20 to 30 minutes.
- Remove sachet from pot, but do not discard, you can reuse sachet if needed.
- Using a ladle, measure about 4 oz (120 ml) hot spiced cider into a cup or mug and add 1 oz (30 ml) rum per serving. Store any unused cider in a sealed bottle in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.