Hot Caramel Apple Cider (for grown ups!) - Notes from Erika: Not sure what to say, but L-O-V-E!!! I used 1 gallon of cider, 1 cup of brown sugar, and 5 or 6 cinnamon sticks. Put it in a crock pot on high for a few hours before the party. Right before the guests get there, add a whole bottle of caramel vodka. DELICIOUS!!!