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Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch

Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

I have wanted to make a spiked hot apple cider recipe for years. Seriously, years. Since 2009, to be exact. In the fall of 2009, my Chief Culinary Consultant played in a local street hockey tournament, along with his cousin’s husband and a few other friends. The first game was on a Friday night, and all of us significant others bundled up and sat outside to cheer them on. His cousin showed up with a thermos of hot toddies to share with everyone. Genius move. Ever since then, I’ve thought that it would be a fantastic idea to have a hot spiked apple cider recipe worthy of thermoses, punch bowls and favorite mugs just waiting for fall to show up. Mission accomplished.

This is a very simple recipe that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. If you’re hosting a fall-themed party, a bonfire, or are just looking for something hot with a little bit of a kick, look no further. Apple cider is simmered with orange slices, apple slices, fresh ginger and a cinnamon stick until wonderfully fragrant. You could certainly drink it as-is at this point, but if you want the kick… then proceed with the dark rum. It’s a fabulous complement to the flavors in the apple cider mixture and tastes oh-so-delicious going down.

Grab your coziest blanket and your favorite mug… cheers!

Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

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Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch

Yield: 10 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Hot apple cider, flavored with apples, oranges, ginger and cinnamon, and spiked with dark rum.

Ingredients:

8 cups apple cider
1 apple, thinly sliced crosswise
1 orange, thinly sliced crosswise
1-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cups dark rum

Directions:

1. In a large pot, combine the apple cider, apple slices, orange slices, ginger slices and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the rum.

Note:

  • The apple cider mixture can be kept warm over low heat for up to 2 hours before adding the rum and serving.

(Recipe adapted from Everyday Food)

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18 Responses to “Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch”

  1. Olivia at ohmy Olivia on October 10, 2013 at 12:30 am

    This looks so good – perfect for a cold fall evening! xo

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  2. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on October 10, 2013 at 12:51 am

    It’s 5 o’clock somewhere ;)

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  3. Johanna Thompson on October 10, 2013 at 1:41 am

    I love apple cider, nice and hot sitting by my fireplace. Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. Averie @ Averie Cooks on October 10, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Looks wonderful and love spiked cider/punch. Goes does so easily and leaves you nice and toasty inside :)

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  5. Máire on October 10, 2013 at 3:08 am

    I’m standing in the cold at the bus stop- this sounds like the best thing ever right now!

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  6. Becca @ Crumbs on October 10, 2013 at 3:08 am

    This sounds like my kind of punch – love a splash of rum!

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  7. Lori on October 10, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Michelle,
    I wish you lived closer!!!! You are so much fun!!

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  8. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl on October 10, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I would do this without the rum and still enjoy every sip of it!

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  9. Jen on October 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    This will be in my crockpot for the Halloween party!! Yum!!

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  10. Kristi on October 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I love apple cider, and with rum…. woohoo! Holiday drink: check.

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  11. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent on October 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    This looks yummy! Great idea for cooler fall evenings :)

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  12. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert on October 10, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I am also one of those people looking for the perfect hot toddy – brilliant!

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  13. Sabrina on October 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    This recipe could not have come at a better time! I head out of town to south lake tahoe and on the way back my husband an I are plannng at stopping at apple hill. Apple hill is a group of growers that sell anything from just plan apples to cider dounts and the fresh ciders as well. Once again thank you and i going to now pick up even more cider than I had orginally planed!

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  14. Tracey on October 10, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I’ve never had anything like this, but it would definitely be perfect after a long morning of shoveling snow this winter! Your pics are gorgeous too :)

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  15. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen on October 11, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Love this recipe, Michelle! Last week, I posted my Sparkling Apple Cider Margarita and we enjoyed those. Now, I cannot wait to try your recipe now that the weather will start getting colder. Thanks for sharing, girl. Pinning!

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  16. Tracy | Pale Yellow on October 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Cider and rum is one of my favorite drinks! This such a classier version than what I usually drink! I can’t wait to try.

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  17. Positively Angel on October 15, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    This looks so good! I made Hot Buttered Rum a few years ago and loved it, I’m sure I would love this too! Will have to make sure I try it :) Thanks!

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  18. Sophie on October 17, 2013 at 10:30 am

    This looks delicious!! I will definitely be making this this Autumn – big love from across the pond! Thanks for the recipe

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