Hot Spiked Cider

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1 quart water

3 orange spice tea bags

½ cup brown sugar

2 cups apple cider

1 ½ cups bourbon

8 cinnamon sticks

3 teaspoons butter


Pour water into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and toss in orange spice tea bags. Cover and let steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in sugar, apple cider, rum, and 2 of the cinnamon sticks. Heat until steaming, not boiling. Ladle hot cider into 6 mugs and drop ½ teaspoon butter into each. Garnish with cinnamon stick.