In this recipe, dark rum, exotic spices, and delicious apple cider come together to create a punch that will keep you and your guests warm all night long.
The spices in this recipe help bring out the caramel and vanilla notes in the dark rum, while the orange brightens everything up making this warm punch easy to drink.
A good white rum will work just fine, if that’s all you have in the house, but do make sure to use a good fresh pressed apple cider and that there’s no added sugar in it.
This is an easy drink to scale up or down depending on how many people you’re serving. It’s meant to be sipped throughout the evening, which is why it isn’t overly boozy.
- 36 oz apple cider
- 4 oz dark rum
- 1/2 orange, sliced
- 3 whole allspice
- 2 cardamom pods, crushed
- 2 cloves
- Slightly crush the cardamon pods under the edge of your knife. Place the cardamom, allspice, and cloves in a tea strainer or cheesecloth.
- In a slow cooker or saucepan, pour in the apple cider and rum. Add the sliced orange and spices. Warm the cider over low heat for 20 to 30 minutes to allow the flavors to get to know each other.
- Serve the punch in coffee cups with a slice of orange.