A 'spiked' version of the traditional hot cider - great for fall or holiday gatherings. This can be made in large quantities and kept warm in an electric coffee server.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour water into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and toss in the orange spice tea bags. Cover and let steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in sugar, apple cider, rum, and 2 of the cinnamon sticks. Heat just to steaming -- do not boil.

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  • Ladle hot cider into 6 mugs and drop 1/2 teaspoon butter into each. Garnish with a cinnamon "swizzle" stick.

Nutrition Facts

270.7 calories; 0.2 g protein; 32.4 g carbohydrates; 5.4 mg cholesterol; 34.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2003
This stuff is POTENT! I used Capt. Morgan's rum and mixed everything in a crock pot. I didn't bother to double the recipe because I was serving other beverages at my party, but the long faces I saw when it was announced there was no more of "that CIDER" told me I'll be doubling, nay tripling next time! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2006
Not bad.... BUT- Why O why would you want to lose any of the alcohol content? I keep my cider spiced and warm on the stove then add the alcohol (rum or whiskey or bourbon) after removing from heat and stir with a cinn. stick.... Read More
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153 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 80
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2003
This stuff is POTENT! I used Capt. Morgan's rum and mixed everything in a crock pot. I didn't bother to double the recipe because I was serving other beverages at my party, but the long faces I saw when it was announced there was no more of "that CIDER" told me I'll be doubling, nay tripling next time! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2004
Just made a batch wanted to try it out before serving at Thanksgiving. Quite strong! Added another cup of cider it totally did the trick! Also added some ground cinnamon Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2003
Served this at our annual holiday party and once people had a sip, they just kept sipping. Only made one batch and it was gone! Used Capt. Morgan instead of regular rum and used cinnamon tea instead of orange. Turned out great and will make again during winter sporting events! hiccup... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
This was wonderful!! Made it for a fall football tailgate party in a friend's backyard on a cold Sunday. The party lasted 12 hours and so did the cider! Everyone loved it and they haven't stopped asking for the recipe. We made batch after batch and kept them warm in a crockpot (on the low setting) with cinnamon sticks swirling around the bottom of the crock. I will definitely be making this for ALL of my holiday parties. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This is the best cider I've ever had. I made it for a party and it was a big hit everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
We felt that the recipe was a little strong at first but thought that it was better after adding more cider. Then quite by accident we found that after it simmered on the stove for several hours (until it was like a syrup) and we added a little MORE cider it was fabulous!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
Served this Christmas Eve and it was a BIG hit! Will serve again! I kept in a crock pot hoping it would make the house smell like hot apple cider (it didn't)and per other's notations used only 2/3 of the amount of rum called for. Very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This was so wonderful! All of my friends loved it and wanted the recipe! Took it to a cold parade and it certainly kept us warm! I will use this year after year - it's the best! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2011
YUM! I used a crock pot to keep this warm outside at a pumpkin carving party. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2006
Not bad.... BUT- Why O why would you want to lose any of the alcohol content? I keep my cider spiced and warm on the stove then add the alcohol (rum or whiskey or bourbon) after removing from heat and stir with a cinn. stick.... Read More
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