Friday, December 12, 2008

Weekend Cocktail #31: Spiced Sweet and Sour Cider


Nothing says winter like mulled apple cider!  I love the delicious scent of Williams-Sonoma's mulling spices, which infuses your cider with warm cinnamon, orange zest, clove and allspice.  Pop the mulled cider in the fridge, add some lime juice for extra zest and spike it with rum for a cold winter cocktail that zings your taste buds!

Spiced Sweet and Sour Cider

(serves 6-8)

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 quart (4 cups) chilled mulled apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups appleton estate rum
  • cinnamon sticks
  • optional: brown sugar
  1. Infuse cider with desired mulling spices in a saucepan and chill in the fridge (follow directions on the mulling spices label)
  2. Combine chilled mulled cider with rum and lime juice in a pitcher
  3. Taste mixture: if too sour sprinkle in some brown sugar
  4. Garnish individual glasses with a cinnamon stick


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