The say when you throw a party you should always have a Signature drink. This Halloween I will be headed down to San Diego again for spooky fun festivities and since my friend is throwing a party, I am going to make my easy mulled spiced cider and keep it brewing on the stove. I also call it a hot toddy. It always smells so good when brewing on the stove because it makes the whole house smell and feel like fall. I enjoyed a similar concoction on the streets in Prague and Vienna years ago and drinking it transports me back to that freezing cold time. People would drink outside and keep their hands warm with this flavorful ‘feel good’ drink.
Mulled Cider For Halloweenie:
On a stove in a large pot, mix together the following ingredients:
1 Gallon of spiced apple cider (They sell a great one at Trader Joes)
2- 8 cinnamon sticks
1 orange, thinly sliced (before cutting, jam the orange with a bunch of cloves)
(You can add lemons or apples, if you wish, thinly sliced)
1/2 cup light rum or apple schnapps
Simmer on your stove for 30 minutes or on low all evening. Use a ladle to serve in nice mugs. You can add a touch of cinnamon on top or even whip cream. YUM!