Not Your Momma's Cider

Prep Time:
15 minutes (plus overnight to chill)

Cook Time:
20 minutes

Total Time:
35 minutes (plus overnight to chill)


Not Your Momma’s Cider


  1. In a medium bowl, combine hard cider and 4 cups apple cider.  
  2. Pour into ice cube trays. Freeze overnight.
  3. 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.
  4. Strain mixture into a medium bowl. 
  5. Place mixture in refrigerator overnight to cool.
  6. 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 2 and 5 and serve immediately.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Audrey, ALDI Test Kitchen