It’s that time of the year again. Cold outside. Warm inside. Family. Holidays. Drunken, red-faced, belligerent rants at the dinner table. In light of this, Bring a Bottle is bringing you something familiarly warming this weekend.
This cocktail has all the standard accoutrements of the hot cider you remember as a child, like cinnamon sticks and cloves, but with one adult addition: bourbon. Add orange slices for a festive, citrusy garnish. Probably not suitable for children with bourbon, but they can enjoy a virgin version.
2 quarts apple cider
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup high proof Bourbon
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoon whole cloves
Four cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix all ingredients in pot except bourbon and bring to a boil. Simmer for about fifteen minutes. Add bourbon and stir. Immediately strain and serve. May be garnished with fresh orange or lemon slice, or a cinnamon stick in each mug. And as always, feel free to add bourbon individually as desired.
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