This kind of rum goes best with hot apple cider

The wind is biting, it’s getting dark by 5 p.m., and you pretty much have no choice but to curl up in front of the fireplace with some apple cider and a book. The ultimate cozy escape, there’s only one thing that would make this experience even better — and that’s rum. Well, specifically, spiced rum. Because while we love our apple cider, we love our spiked apple cider even more — and a dark, spiced rum goes best with apple cider. It’s pretty much a rule!

Whether you’re adding just a splash, or two or three splashes, is irrelevant. After all, it’s nearly winter, it’s cold, and we want to get warm in the most effortless way possible — preferably with a delicious adult beverage. Picking out the apple cider is the easy part, but when it comes to rum, there are so many options! Where do we start?

"I like Flor De Caña," says Dan Magro, HelloGiggles' senior video editor and hobby mixologist. "But overall, any dark, spiced rum would be nice in anything from hot buttered rum to a spiced cider."

While you could simply add some rum to your apple cider, you can also spice it all up by adding some cinnamon and vanilla as you create a cocktail to take your drink to the next level.

So next time you want to get that fall feeling or winter season energy going, grab your favorite apple cider and spiced rum, and get to it! No matter how you mix the two, you’re sure to feel more in the seasonal spirit.

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