- 2 cups Apple Juice
- 1 Orange
- 1 Tablespoon Light Brown Sugar
- 2 Allspice Berries
- 2 Cloves
- small pinch (1/8 teaspoon) Nutmeg
- 8 ounces Dark Rum
- 2 ounces Orange Liqueur
- 4 Cinnamon Sticks
- 4 Star Anise
- handful Ice Cubes
This boozy and spiced rum apple cider cocktail is the drink of the holiday season.
A two step cocktail recipe that can be served warm or over ice, depending on your preference.
For me, I am choosing over ice since I live in Florida and no matter the month, it’s a constant 80°F.
But let’s keep our fingers crossed for some cold fronts so that we can enjoy chilly weather and a hot beverage.
Ok back to this cider recipe!
In this post, I am making cider from scratch.
It is so easy to make and only takes a few ingredients and little time.
I like using raw, unfiltered apple juice as it has more flavor in my opinion.
Orange slices add that hint of citrus and balances the aroma as well.
The spices added to make the cider are allspice berries, cloves and freshly ground nutmeg.
I like using the whole spice but you can also use ground. Start by adding just a bit, simmer, taste then add more if needed.
Ground spices are stronger than whole.
After the apple cider is cooled, it is poured into a cocktail glass with dark rum and orange liqueur.
For garnish, I like to use a pretty star anise and a smokey cinnamon stick.
Yes, you set the end of the cinnamon stick on fire! It’s that wow factor that every cocktail needs.
Please leave your review for this rum apple cider cocktail in the comment section below.
You can also send me a picture of your creation via Instagram!
Make The Spiced Apple Cider
Make The Cocktail