Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hot Apple Cider Toddy

This is my favorite holiday drink. We've been making it for years, so I can't believe I never posted the recipe. You can barely taste the rum thanks to apple cider, sweet maple syrup and plenty of cinnamon. You don't need actual apples for this drink--I just thought they made a nice picture. The drink itself isn't all that photogenic.

This year, Musselman's sent me their cider to review, so that is what I used. You can find unfiltered apple cider in the produce section of most supermarkets. Regular apple juice will not get the job done. I could easily drink this cider by itself, but with rum and that hit of lemon (it's not the same without the lemon), it's extra festive.

Hot Apple Cider Toddy

Makes 1 drink

1 1/2 oz dark rum
6 oz (3/4) cup apple cider
Ground cinnamon to taste
Maple syrup to taste (a teaspoon or 2)
1 to 2 fat lemon wedges

Pour rum into a large mug. In a small saucepan, warm cider over medium heat (do not boil). Season to taste with cinnamon and maple syrup. Squeeze in the juice of one lemon wedge, and add more if desired. Pour into mug and serve.


lmn said...

I really like this recipe. It is easier to make and healthier than the hot toddy recipe we usually use.

Thanks for posting

Mary said...

This is a perfect sipper for our damp Oregon winter. I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and let you know how much I enjoy the food and recipes you feature here. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary