Citrus, spice, and apple flavors meld for the perfect fall toddy.
Spiced Bourbon-Apple Cider
Yields: 4 servings
- 4 cups unfiltered apple cider
- ½ cup bourbon
- 1 teaspoon whole allspice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 whole star anise
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 lemon slices
- 1 small apple, thinly sliced
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
- Garnish: cinnamon sticks
- In a medium saucepan, combine cider, bourbon, allspice, sugar, star anise, cinnamon, lemon, apple, and vanilla bean and seeds. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. (Do not boil.) Reduce heat to low; cook 30 minutes. Strain cider mixture. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired. Serve warm.
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