Just in time for fall, this recipe has a warm inviting taste and is perfect for entertaining as the weather gets cold. Omit the rum for a non-alcoholic version for the kiddies.
1 shot rum, medium to dark preferred.
Cinnamon simple syrup, to taste
A squeeze of lemon
A cinnamon stick
Red Apple (a tart, crisp variety is preferred)
Heat Apple Cider to a low boil, set aside while preparing the other ingredients.
Pour 11 ounces of Apple Cider into a mug. Add the shot of rum. Add Cinnamon Simple Syrup to taste, roughly about a teaspoon to a tablespoon. Stir with a Cinnamon Stick and leave the stick in the drink for garnish and flavoring. Generously squeeze a lemon over the drink, garnish with slices of red apple.
Add Anise for flavor and decoration if desired.
Add some ice if you prefer to drink it cooler, add none to serve hot.