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Boston Mulled Cider
Recipe Courtesy of Reasor's
The flavor combination of fresh apple, orange, raisins, rum and star anise, gives an unusually pleasing taste to apple cider.
  • 2 quarts Apple Cider
  • 3/4 cup Triple Sec, curacao or any other orange-flavored liqueur or 2 tbsp. non-alcoholic orange flower water
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1 Orange, sliced, unpeeled
  • 1 Apple, quartered, cored, unpared
  • 1 Lemon or Lime, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 5 Pieces Star Anise, optional
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Allspice
  • 8 Whole Cloves
  • 1/3 cup Dark Rum, optional

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  1. In a large kettle, combine the cider, orange flavoring of your choice, raisins, orange, apple, lemon slices, brown sugar, star anise, if used, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and cloves.
  2. Bring to boiling.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer 10 min.
  4. Just before serving, stir in the rum, if used.
  5. Ladle into mugs to serve hot.
Servings: Makes 1/2 Gallon