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Hot Apple Cider With Alcohol

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If you're a fan of hot apple cider, we partnered with Smirnoff Ice for a recipe you're going to love.

I love hot apple cider. It's so good to sip on a chilly Winter afternoon, which makes this elevated sparkling version what you want to serve the next time you have friends coming over. Slices of fresh ginger give the drinks so much flavor and just a little warming heat. Simply pour all the ingredients into your slow cooker, set it to medium, and you're set.

Ginger-Infused Sparkling Hot Apple Cider

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food

Hot Apple Cider With Alcohol


  1. 2 quarts apple cider
    4 ounces Smirnoff vodka
    1/2 cup dark rum
    2-inch section of ginger, sliced
    4 cinnamon sticks
    4 whole star anise
    1 splash of Smirnoff Ice to top off each cocktail


  1. Pour the apple cider, vodka, and rum into a slow cooker along with the ginger, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Set to high, and let warm for 30 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, and let steep. Add a splash of Smirnoff Ice into each cocktail, serve, and enjoy sipping!
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