◁ HABANERO-SPIKED “RED HOT” CIDER
A favorite candy came to mind when we tried this spicy drink—those little “red hots” that burned your tongue but felt so good in your mouth. This is spicy, cinnamon-y, with just enough of an overtone of peppery fire to make your eyes water.
1 gallon (3.8 L) cider
1 or 2 habanero or jalapeño peppers, seeded and sliced
6 cinnamon sticks
In a slow cooker, combine the cider, jalapeños, and cinnamon. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours or on high for 1 to 2 hours, or until the desired spiciness is reached. After the first hour, taste test for heat at half-hour intervals.
Strain out and discard all solids. ...