Spiced Rum Apple Cider Tonic

10 ounces fresh apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 orange, cut in half
2 ½ ounces spiced rum

Place apple juice and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until heated through. Do not allow to boil for more than a few seconds. Remove from heat and let sit for two minutes to allow the cinnamon to steep. Remove and throw out the cinnamon or save it for another use. Divide the juice into two mugs. Squeeze the juice into the mugs–half an orange per mug–and place the halved orange in the juice. Yes, let it bathe in the warm juice. Then add 1 ¼ ounce of spiced rum in each mug and stir. Enjoy. This makes two servings.

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars—Best ever!

I have fresh apples, a friend just gave me fresh blood oranges, and I happen to also have a cold. Drastic circumstances call for drastic measures. I know that spiced rum is not considered Nutritarian, or Eat to Live, but sometimes a person’s got to do what a person’s got to do–I’m still aspiring to be 100%, remember? The moment I took the first sip of this beautiful tonic, my sinuses opened up and the pressure in my head was released. Please enjoy this rare treat responsibly. Cheers!