I just had the most fantastic apple cider drink at Eleven Madison Park in New York. I emailed them for the recipe, but just in case they won't divulge it...what are your best recipes for this comforting drink?
What I liked about the one I had was the pure apple juice, hint of orange flavor, and that you could taste the alcohol, but not too much. It also was sweet but not sickeningly so. Very balanced. There was star anise and cinnamon in the glass. I think there may have been some sort of brandy rather than (or in addition to) rum.