Oct 30 2012

Lowcountry Bites: Spicy Mulled Cider

By Kelsey Colt

Halloween is about kids.

Halloween is about kids, mostly. It’s about the adorable costume your child is going to wear and who is taking them trick-or-treating. There are Halloween parties that let the parents have some fun as well, but since Halloween comes tomorrow its unlikely that any parents will be heading out to those events. I have a recipe for you this week that allows you to kick back and put your feet up and enjoy yourself as much as your kids enjoy themselves.

With this recipe I’m not trying to exclude anyone, but it does keep those under the age of 21 out. This is a spicy mulled cider recipe. I don’t think there is anything better on a cool fall night than this cider. Whether you’re my age and hanging with friends or a parent, grab a chair and sit in the salty Charleston air and sip on this hot drink. With each drink you will feel your stress and days work slip away. Loosen up with this cider and share some spooky stories, it will be the perfect Halloween tomorrow.

Spicy Mulled Cider

Recipe Courtesy of Real Simple

Serves 2

10 ounces apple cider

4 ounces spiced rum

1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice

4 whole cloves

2 cinnamon stick

2 pinches nutmeg


1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until well combined.

2. Once the cider starts to steam, pour the contents of the saucepan into a mug and serve.

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