Apple Drinks Served in Apple Cups
I really don’t think it’s any secret by now, I love apples. I seem to always have more than my fair share of them. They are so abundant during the holidays…and I’m so glad.- Apples have to be one of the most versatile fruit there are. you can make them sweet, sour, savory…and yes even drink them. After today…you’re gonna find out, you can even serve drinks OUT of them. Now that’s…versitility!
This week We’re having a Virtual Thanksgiving Dinner…and I’m serving drinks. I can’t wait to see what all the other hostesses are serving up for this festive celebration!
What I did for these drinks first, is took an apple corer and removed the core and the scooped out the flesh with a spoon. I like to leave about an 1/8″ of flesh all the way around inside..to insure that it will hold liquid. Then I coat them with a little lemon juice to make sure they don’t brown.
Hot Buttered Cider
7 cups Apple cider OR apple juice
1/3 cup Brown sugar, packed
4 stick cinnamon
1 teaspoon Whole allspice
1 teaspoon Whole cloves
1 Lemon peel, cut into strips
1 1/2 cups Rum
Butter or margarine
Thin apple slices
Combine apple cider or apple juice and brown sugar in a large saucepan. For spice bag, tie cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and lemon peel in a 7 inch square of 100 percent cotton cheesecloth. Add spice bag to cider mixture. Bring cider mixture to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove and discard spice bag. Stir in rum. Pour cider mixture into mugs. Float about 1/2 tsp butter or margarine on each. Top each serving with one or two thin apple slices. Makes about 10 (6-oz) servings.
Apple cider spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
3 quarts apple cider
12 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
In a large saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil. Strain and serve hot spiced cider hot in mugs.
Makes 12 cups of hot spiced cider.
I like to finish my ciders off with a touch of whip cream….garnished with cinnamon a stick, a couple of pecans and just a light dusting of cinnamon. A cherry would be a beautiful touch too. If you aren’t going to serve right away..wait to put your whip cream on them…it has a tendency to melt down…especially on warm drinks. It should be the last thing you add. YUMMMMY!!!
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Elizabeth @ Southern Color says
Yum!! This drink sounds delicious and the serving cup is too cute! Pinning 🙂
Thank you! And…thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful week!
Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio says
What a yummy, festive holiday drink Tammy! Rum, apple cider spices and those adorable apple cups… I love it! Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving.
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Thank You Therese. I’m so glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs Major Hoff (sara) says
Yum! And they are sooo soooo darling!
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So fun & festive! Thanks for sharing Tammy!
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Thank you Kelly. I’m so glad you joined the dinner party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says
Those are so stinkin’ cute! What a great idea! So fun being apart of the virtual dinner with you!
Thank you Maryann. I enjoyed the party. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Christine at First Home Love Life says
Very cute! They look delish!
Thank you. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Leslie @ House on the Way says
What a cool idea! Love the apple cups!
Have a great weekend!
Thanks Leslie…have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
This is such a great idea! I love it and I bet kids as well as adults would too.
Happy to be part of this virtual dinner with you.
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Thank you Shannah. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Julie @ Creating This LIfe says
Such a great idea. So festive! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Thank you Julie…I hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving.