Spiced Shire Sipper | The Hobbit

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This slowly simmered spiced brew blends together the essence of autumn in each steaming mug. Perfect for cozy evenings curled up with a good book or for a gathering of friends.

  • Author: Bryton Taylor: Popcorn Pairings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


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  • 2 liters of apple juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 12 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice


  1. In a slow cooker, pour in apple juice, then stir in packed brown sugar and raisins.
  2. Place in cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice.
  3. Give the mixture a thorough stir to ensure all the ingredients are well combined.
  4. Set your slow cooker to the low heat setting and let it simmer for approximately 4 hours to infuse the apple juice with the warming spices. Avoid cooking it for any longer, as it may develop a burnt taste.
  5. Once simmered, strain the spiced drink to remove any solids.
  6. Serve in Irish coffee mugs for your Hobbit movie night.