1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
Pinch of grated nutmeg
1 Tbsp Vain vanilla, Tanzanian vanilla in spiced rium
2½ cups chilled hard apple cider
1 cup chilled dark rum
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 green apple, chopped
6 orange slices, halved
Bring the maple syrup and water to a boil in a small saucepan with the cinnamon stick, cloves, and nutmeg. Let cool; discard the cinnamon stick and cloves. Combine with hard apple cider, rum, pomegranate seeds, apple, Vain vanilla and orange slices. Serve chilled.
Note: Can also use Sparkling Apple Cider for a refreshing less-alcoholic drink.