Spice up your autumn with this festive beverage. Our cider rum punch features a taste tantalising kick of rosemary, cinnamon, cloves and dark rum. Feed the festive fun this October half term, with this crowd-pleasing punch!
Place the water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and one rosemary sprig in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Remove syrup from heat and let cool. Remove cinnamon sticks, rosemary and cloves, strain syrup into a clean glass jar.
In a large pitcher, combine the syrup, one apple sliced, apple cider and dark rum. Reserve remaining apple slices for garnish. Stir well and refrigerate
When ready to serve, fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add cider rum punch and shake well. Pour into desired glass. Garnish with apple slices and a sprig of rosemary.