In the northeast this is the time of year to get the best apples as they’re picked fresh from the tree. There are so many uses for these wonderful apples – pies, cakes, apple sauce or cider.

At a recent Gourmet Dinner Club (GDC) dinner celebrating autumn’s bounty, Jack R (husband to Bryn S) was kind enough to prepare this fall-themed drink for us. Start with the best fresh apple cider you can find, add some amber/gold rum (such as Mount Gay) and a bit of pure maple syrup. Stir it up. Serve it in a cinnamon-sugar rimmed martini glass topped with an apple slice. The little bit of cinnamon-sugar that you get with each sip makes the drink.  

This is a great drink to make in a pitcher for Thanksgiving dinner. It can be made a few hours ahead of time. Plus you can rim the glasses ahead of time, too. I shared this recipe for a recent party and it was a big hit.

Thank you, Jack R, for gifting this drink to our ladies-only dinner.

Gluten-Free/Wheat-Free Option:  This drink is naturally gluten-free/wheat-free as rum is derived from sugar cane.

Apple Cider Rumtini


Apple Cider Rumtini
Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 1
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • 3-1/2 ounces apple cider
  • 2 ounces amber/gold rum
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  1. Mix equal parts cinnamon and sugar on a small plate. On another small plate add water. Dip each glass in water and then in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  2. Mix apple cider, rum and maple syrup in a shaker.
  3. Serve straight up in a martini glass rimmed with cinnamon and sugar.
To serve a crowd, increase recipe and mix in a pitcher. Can be made a few hours in advance. Glasses can be rimmed in advance, too.


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2017-11-20T20:55:03+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: Drinks|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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