Not Your Momma’s Cider
- In a medium bowl, combine hard cider and 4 cups apple cider. Pour into ice cube trays. Freeze overnight.
- In a medium pot, combine remaining 4 cups apple cider, 2 cinnamon sticks and 8 sprigs of thyme. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in rum.
- Strain mixture into a medium bowl. Place mixture in refrigerator overnight to cool.
- Divide ice cubes and liquid among 4 mugs. Pierce apples with toothpicks, place on rims. Garnish with remaining cinnamon sticks and thyme sprigs.
TIP: Juice a lemon over apples to prevent browning. This drink can also be served hot; remove steps 1 and 3 and serve immediately.
Recipe Courtesy of Chef Audrey, ALDI Test Kitchen