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Hot Maple Apple Cider

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This easy cider cocktail recipe uses aged rum to give this hot cocktail body and richness.
Course aperitif, cocktails
Cuisine American
Dish Type Cocktail
Cooking Style Mixology
Seasonal Christmas, Holiday season, New Year's Eve, winter
Ingredient Aged Rum, apple cider
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Servings 2 cocktails
Author Annette Tomei


  • 6 oz fresh apple cider or substitute your favorite hard cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 oz Diplomático Mantuano rum or your favorite aged rum
  • 1/2-1 tbsp real maple syrup depending on how sweet you like it
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • A tiny pinch of salt


  • In a small saucepan, bring the cider and cinnamon stick to a simmer for several minutes.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a heat-safe cup.