Monday, October 5, 2009

Hot Rasapple Rum Cider

Fall is apple season, and cooler nights create the perfect excuse to sip on warm cider. Serve it up at your Halloween party or holiday hang. Don't forget to top it off with a healthy dollop of whipped cream!

Hot Rasapple Rum Cider



1 cup apple cider (use organic if you can)
1-1/2 oz. Mount Gay rum
1 oz. raspberry syrup
1 tsp. Chambord (a raspberry-flavored liqueur)
1 Tbs. grated orange zest
3 whole cloves
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
Whipped cream
Ground cinnamon


Add cider raspberry syrup, orange zest, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom into a small saucepan. Heat but do not boil. When steam begins to rise, remove the cloves. Pour the mixture into a coffee mug. Add rum and stir.

Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream. Drizzle top of cream with Chambord and sprinkle with cinnamon.