Hot Buttered Cider
I was looking for a hot rum drink to sooth a sore throat and ease my grumpiness from having a cold. This hit the spot perfectly. I didn't bother with the butter though. 32
cut into strips
dried apple slices
Combine apple cider or apple juice and brown sugar in a large saucepan.
For spice bag, tie cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and lemon peel in a 7 inch square of 100 percent cotton cheesecloth.
Add spice bag to cider mixture.
Bring cider mixture to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
Remove and discard spice bag.
Stir in rum.
Pour cider mixture into mugs. Float about ½ teaspoon butter or margarine on each.
Top each serving with one or two thin apple slices.