Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch by @browneyedbaker ::

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 ::

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Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch

Hot apple cider, flavored with apples, oranges, ginger and cinnamon, and spiked with dark rum.
4.42 (34 ratings)


  • 8 cups (1.89 l) apple cider
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups (480 ml) dark rum


  • 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.
Nutritional values are based on one drink
Calories: 215kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 233mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 40IU, Vitamin C: 9.5mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 0.3mg

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