Cook Time: 12 minutes
This gently spiced hot aromatic cider is a perfect festive drink, guaranteed to warm you up on a chilly evening, and create some Christmas cheer! It 's quick and easy to make too. This recipe uses English vintage cider, but I imagine other kinds would work as well. For a non-alcoholic version of this drink, you could use apple juice instead of cider, and leave out the rum (Also, don't forget to check whether these drinks are vegan or not, some alcoholic drinks are not, owing to the production methods! As far as I know these ones are okay).
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 1 litre English vintage cider
- 100 ml golden rum
- 1 tbsp light brown soft sugar
- 4 cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 cm piece of fresh ginger, sliced
- 2 clementines, unpeeled and sliced into thin rounds.
1.) Place all the ingredients, except for one clementine, into a large saucepan and gently bring to a simmer for ten minutes, until the sugar has dissolved.
2.) Carefully strain and pour into heatproof glasses or mugs. Decorate each glass with a slice of the remaining clementine, a few ginger slices and half a cinnamon stick, if desired.
3.) Serve warm and enjoy!!!
Your votes and comments are much appreciated! Cheers, and happy Christmas!
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