Sara Costello's Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

"I love serving this because it feels intimate and cozy. You can spike it as much or as little as you please." --Sara Ruffin Costello Ingredients 2 quarts apple cider Six 3-inch cinnamon sticks 1 medium orange 1/8 cup whole cloves Rum Cinnamon sticks for serving 1. Pour apple cider into a slow cooker. 2. With a toothpick, poke holes all around the orange, about 3/4 inch apart. Then poke cloves into the toothpick holes in orange. Drop orange into slow cooker. 3. Cook on low for about 4 hours. 4. Ladle into mugs along with an ounce of rum. 5. Add a cinnamon stick. It's decorative and delicious.