This is a good cider
, but make sure you do drain it with a cheesecloth
or other similar material, or you will end up with chunks of spice that stick to each other and make the cider difficult to enjoy.
In a large pot, combine the apple cider, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and allow cider to simmer for 25-35 minutes. Pour cider mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer into a large saucepan, and keep warm. When ready to serve, put 1 or 2 tablespoons of dark rum into each mug, then fill with mulled cider.
Yield: 6 large servings
Source: Paraphrased from Dunwich, The Pagan Book of Halloween
Use for: Mabon, Samhain