I'm not much of a drinker, but I wanted a nice cocktail to serve at our get together. So I turned to the queen of cocktails, Sandra Lee. I was looking for something sweet and preferably warm, since the weather had turned bitterly cold. This recipe for hot apple toddies caught my eye since I actually had spiced rum in the house. All I needed to purchase was the cider and the cinnamon schnapps. However, once at the liquor store I realized that I was really unwilling to spend $25 on a bottle of Goldschlager and opted for a much less expensive bottle of butterscotch schnapps instead. The swap seemed to work out just fine - the toddies were great. I thought they were a tad too sweet, but everyone else assured me that they were only as sweet as apple cider typically is - I guess I'm just not used to cider! Still, it was great drink to enjoy with friends on a cold day!
Hot Apple Toddies
3 cups apple cider
4 cinnamon sticks
½ cup spiced rum, Captain Morgan's
½ cup cinnamon schnapps, Goldschlager (I used butterscotch schnapps)
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
In a 4-quart slow cooker combine apple cider, four cinnamon sticks, spiced rum and cinnamon schnapps. Cover; cook over high-heat setting for 1 hour. Ladle into glasses. Garnish with cinnamon sticks (or kumquats).