Boozy Apple Cider Recipe.

Spiked Apple Cider Recipe - The Stripe.

Can you believe that yesterday was the first day of Fall? I may be premature in posting this recipe, but I’m of the mindset of trying to post these things ahead of time so that you can bookmark them for later. It’s still hard to fathom drinking hot coffee right now, let alone hot boozy drinks… although I will admit that I had no problem engaging in some hearty taste-testing for this one – it’s a good one!

Warm, boozy drinks are one of my favorite things about Fall. Not to get all cliche on you, but is there anything better than being bundled up in a cozy cable-knit sweater + boots, drinking something warm and delicious? I think not. This cider recipe is easy to make and totally scrumptious.

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Ingredients (Serves Two)

  • Two cups apple cider
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 orange
  • One cup bourbon or whiskey*
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

*This makes for a very boozy cocktail. In hindsight, I would probably dilute the booze a bit and do 2.5 cups of cider for every cup of bourbon!

I do have to gush about this whiskey for a second as it is incredible. I bought it at my favorite liquor store (they stock a bunch of amazing locally spirits and suggested this one when I told them I was making spiked cider). It’s so good. What makes it great is that it’s infused with honey. I firmly believe that every girl should have a good bottle of bourbon or whiskey in her bar. I was never a big whiskey drinker until more recently but I’ve started to really love it over the past couple years… on the rocks, with lemonade, or infused with bacon!

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Combine the cider and spices (everything but the booze), and bring to a simmer.

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Slice up the apple and orange, and add to your mug.

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Once the cider is simmering, remove from heat and add the bourbon. Stir, and pour over the fruit. Enjoy hot!

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  1. This looks delicious and perfect for autumn!

    xo, Liz

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  2. Oh how I wish it was cold enough to drink this!! It looks so good!

    Shae @ Current Habits

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  3. This sounds so delicious and it would make a great drink to serve at parties this fall. I especially love that it has whiskey. 😀


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  4. What a great idea for fall, sounds delicious!

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  5. Pinning this for later this fall! Thanks so much for sharing, I just love finding a great local liquor line as well! If you ever get back to Charleston check out the Charleston distilling company on King Street, so good!

    – Laura

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  6. Sherry:

    Just made this with the 2.5 cups of apple cider. Maybe it’s just me (and it probably is as I’m not much of a bourbon drinker), but it is very, very strong even with the extra 1/2 cup of cider. I think I’ll like it better with slightly less bourbon. It’s very fall like and perfect for this cool, rainy evening. Thanks for the recipe!

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