Posted by jamescollier on Nov 18, 2009
I'm not much of a cider person, but I wanted to try this for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner party. I couldn't believe the reaction—it was a hit!
Bring cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves and lemon zest to a boil in a large saucepan; simmer for 5-10 minutes. Remove cinnamon and set aside; strain cider into a large Crockpot and return cinnamon to mixture. Stir in rum and set the temperature to low. The cider seems to get better as it sits.
It's really that easy, and the smell is wonderful.