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Spiced Rum and Cider Sangria

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1/3 cup pure maple syrup

1/3 cup water

1 cinnamon stick

2 cloves

Pinch of grated nutmeg

1 Tbsp Vain vanilla, Tanzanian vanilla in spiced rium

2½ cups chilled hard apple cider

1 cup chilled dark rum

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

1/2 green apple, chopped

6 orange slices, halved


Bring the maple syrup and water to a boil in a small saucepan with the cinnamon stick, cloves, and nutmeg. Let cool; discard the cinnamon stick and cloves. Combine with hard apple cider, rum, pomegranate seeds, apple, Vain vanilla and orange slices. Serve chilled.

Note: Can also use Sparkling Apple Cider for a refreshing less-alcoholic drink.

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