Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess
I figure it depends on whether or not the apples were washed and de-wormed before they were pressed.
There was an apple farm near our last home that had an old press in their barn. My BIL would say "this is some mighty fine cider. Guess it has extra worms this time" We'd still drink it.
The worms and the apples both take a shower before hopping into the press!
You certainly could heat the cider and spice it up prior to adding the booze!
I like ice cold cider and a cinnamon fried cake best, I only add booze when I can't find a doughnut!