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  • 1 quart fresh apple cider
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup from Canada
  • Three 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tbsp spiced rum, brandy or whisky (optional)
  • Apple slices and cinnamon sticks, for garnish


  1. Combine apple cider, pure maple syrup, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a medium pot. Gently simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Serve warm, in mugs. Add spiced rum, brandy or whisky for a grown-up version. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.
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Created in celebration of National Maple Syrup Day by Snowday Food Truck, inspired by a recipe from Pure Canada Maple.

Photo credit: Snowday/Pure Canada Maple