Spiked Apple Cider

Jeff's Spiked Hot Apple Cider

Prep Time: 3 min. | Total Time: 25 min. | Serves: 8-10

Ingredients:

Simple Syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
¼ cup Jeff’s Naturals Deli-Sliced Hot Cherry Peppers, plus some to garnish

Spiked Cider:

8 cups Apple Cider
1 orange, cut into slices
3 whole cloves
2 cups spiced rum
Cinnamon sticks to garnish each drink

Directions:

Prepare the Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine 1 cup of the water with the sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add the hot cherry peppers, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

To make the cider: In a large pot, combine apple cider, orange slices, and whole cloves. Bring to a boil over high; reduce to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and strain orange slices and cloves out. Stir rum into cider. Add Hot Cherry Pepper simple syrup until desired heat level and sweetness is achieved. Serve warm with a cinnamon stick to garnish each drink and a slice of hot cherry pepper.