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Poison Apple Cider

October is absolutely one of my favorite months of the year. The air gets slightly chill and crisp and the leaves turn glorious colors (unfortunately we don’t get a lot of this in LA). I love having a reason to break out my sweaters and beanies and it finally becomes a necessity for yummy hot drinks. Halloween is in full display and that means time for costumes and themed parties!

I love attending (and throwing) themed parties, so Halloween is always a prime opportunity to really go full out. This year I thought it’d be fun to throw a spooky twist on a classic fall drink to serve at a party. And it’s crazy easy to make, which is essential for me when I’m anywhere near a kitchen.



2 QT apple cider

1 orange (sliced)

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon nutmeg (or whole cloves)

1-1&1/2 cup blackberries

  1. Put all ingredients into a pot or slow cooker.
  2. Cover and set heat to low for 1&1/2 hours.
  3. Can be served hot or chilled.


So voila! Simple as that. Even my boyfriend said it was delicious and he usually doesn’t like apple cider. So I might just have to whip up another batch in time for Halloween…


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