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Salted Caramel Hot Apple Cider #ChristmasSweetsWeek #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JoyJolt and Torani, #ChristmasSweetsWeek sponsors. 
I received complimentary product for the purpose of review and recipe development, but all opinions are honest and 
they are my own. This page may contain affiliate links.

Welcome to the third day of #ChristmasSweetsWeek! Much gratitude to Terri of Love and Confections and Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures for coordinating this amazing event. Not only did they keep all of us bloggers organized, but they lined up some great sponsors. Please visit my kick-off post for information about the prizes and to enter the giveaway. You may also enter at the bottom of this post.

For now, here are the bloggers' recipes to inspire you to make some Christmas Sweets...

Beverages

Candies

Desserts



When I saw that Torani was an event sponsor, I did a little happy dance. We have lots of bottles of Torani in our cupboards. We add them to sparkling water for an easy homemade Italian soda; my husband and I add them to coffee for a special sweet treat. But when I received the bottles of Salted Caramel and Vanilla syrups, the boys asked for steamers and hot cider. Done!


And I served the cider in the Caleo double-walled mugs from sponsor Joyholt. You can read my thoughts about the mugs in my Gløgg (Danish Mulled Wine) post from earlier in the week.

Salted Caramel Hot Apple Cider 

Ingredients serves 8
  • 10 C apple cider
  • 3 to 4 cinnamon sticks + more for garnish
  • 5 to 6 whole cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods, cracked open
  • 4 T mulling spices (my homemade version)
  • 5 to 6  pieces candied ginger
  • peel from 1 organic lemon (I used a Meyer lemon) + more for garnish
  • 8 to 16 t Salted Caramel syrup (prefer Torani), divided, depending on tastes (we opt for less)



Procedure
Place all of the ingredients - except the syrup - in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat immediately. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain out spices.

Pour 1 to 2 t of syrup into each serving mug. Pour strained cider into mugs. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.

The Giveaway
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*DISCLAIMER: Thank you ChristmasSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Cabot Cheese, Lorann Oils & Flavors, Torani, Joyjolt, and Sweets & Treats Boutique for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The ChristmasSweetsWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Six (6) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The ChristmasSweetsWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the ChristmasSweetsWeek posts or entry.

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  1. I love mixing old traditions with new ones. We always have a cherry cake, cheesecake, plenty of cookies (shortbread, sugar, peanut butter, oatmeal, spritz, macaroons, snowballs) and some bars. This year we are hanging a variety of appetizers, a buttenut squash soup, glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, roasted vegetables with glaze, salad, stuffing, and corn pudding.

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