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Wasted Wednesday: Hot Rummy Lemonade

I have a confession to make: I haven’t tasted this recipe yet, but I will tonight!

We have a Christmas party to go to, and everyone seemed to think that Josh and I should be in charge of the booze (we don’t have a problem, I swear).

Now, bring alcohol for a party can be tricky. It can also be expensive, and money is tight (hello Christmas presents, car repairs, and visits to the chiro for a pinched nerve in my neck. Ouch). We decided some sort of spikeable punch was the answer. This works well for both keeping the cost down (a shot or two of rum per person is easy to take care of) and to be able to still provide a yummy drink for the preggos amongst our friends.

Josh got this started last night while I was at work, and then we’ll heat it up once we get to the party and allow people to spike their own cup according to taste.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

Update: It was delicious! I totally reccomend steeping the ginger overnight. Also, if you’re battling a cold, make a big batch of this and live off of it til you’re better. Heaven.

Original recipe found here

Hot Rummy Lemonade

• 3 x 1-litre bottles of cloudy apple juice
• 2 thumb-sized pieces of fresh ginger
• 1 cinnamon stick
• juice of 12 lemons
• honey
• golden rum

Pour apple juice and 2 litres of water into a large pot on high. Add sliced ginger and the cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil then reduce and simmer for about 15 minutes. Since we wanted a solid ginger kick, we let it cool and continue steeping overnight.

Add the lemon juice and strain. Bring back up to a boil, then add honey to taste.

To serve, pour a mug and and a shot (or two) of rum.

Party on!


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