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Best recipe for hot apple cider? (alcoholic)

Asked by appleyard (45points) November 26th, 2008

Nothing too fancy – I plan on just buying apple cider and throwing it in a crock pot with some spices and liquor. But what spices and liquor makes for the most delicious recipe?

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b's avatar

Actually, make sure you get a good quality cider. Don’t go cheap, and make sure to avoid buying apple juice.
For spices I have always used cinnamon, cardamon, some cloves, and nutmeg. I like to add the spices whole and let it steep on a low heat until everything tastes great! If you are in a hurry just use powered spices to taste.
As for alcohol, I would try some rum.
Sorry I can’t give you exact measurements, I never use ‘em.

bythebay's avatar

I use pretty much those same spices except no cardamon and I also add a touch of vanilla. For the kick, I use a good quality brandy.

Allie's avatar

Add cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg for sure.
And I’m with b on this one, rum is delicious in hot apple cider.

Good answer b, good answer.

cooksalot's avatar

One of my favorites is hot apple cider spiked with Butterscotch Schnapps.

PupnTaco's avatar

I’d try making it with cloudy non-alcoholic cider, hard cider and Calvados. Add a bouquet garni of allspice and cinnamon and maybe some honey if it needs it. Simmer very low so the booze doesn’t evaporate!

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