Hot Buttered Rum Cider
6 tablespoons butter (NOT margarine)
6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
12 tablespoons rum
6 cups apple cider
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cinnamon sticks
Heat cider, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon to boiling in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
Strain cider mixture to remove cloves and cinnamon, if desired.
Place 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons rum into each mug. Fill with hot cider.
Yield: 6 servings