Recipe by Jacob Marley
A tasty Mulled Apple Cider which can be served with or without Rum. I tweaked this over a few years to get it just so, and it's generally pretty popular at our holiday parties. (Halloween through Christmas) Plus it makes the house smell fantastic.
Top Review by The Pixelated Vegetarian
I've made a half recipe of this several times, using both apple cider (made by a local farmer) and apple juice. I definitely go for cider over juice! My only change was that I used vanilla extract instead of rum (hey, don't knock it until you've tried it).
- 2 quarts apple cider
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon whole allspice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash ground nutmeg
- 1 1⁄2 ounces rum (per mug if desired)
Directions See How It's Made
- With cloves and allspice in a teaball, cook all ingredients in a Crockpot on low 2-8 hours. Stir occasionally/rarely to dissolve sugar. Or cook in a pan on the stovetop on low heat 20-30 minute until it simmers.
- Add 1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Gold Rum (MUST be Bacardi, accept no substitutes) per mugful when poured, if desired. Don't cook it with the Rum.