On certain fall days, I crave a mug full of hot apple cider even more than hot chocolate, and that's saying a lot. Something about the sweetness and tanginess of that natural flavor is so appealing. This spiked version is dressed up and served warm with a bit of dark rum mixed in for a little added comfort.
This print dress by Sanctuary is a mix of colors perfectly suited for fall. I love the bold navy trim alongside those floral patterns. It's short and lightweight, but with a little layering, you've got yourself a wearable November dress.
Spiked Hot Apple Cider
4 cups apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Half an apple, thinly sliced
1 cup dark rum
Combine cider, cinnamon sticks, lemon juice, syrup and apple slices in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cup of rum and pour into mugs. Garnish with apple slices. Serves 4.
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