The Outcider from Prime Meats

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

The Outcider is a classic punch with a subtle twist. Served warm, the flavor reminds us of a more complex, more aromatic version of hot spiced cider. Tea adds a lovely herbal depth to a comforting, familiar drink.

Note: the recipe calls for boiled cider, which can be found at specialty food stores, or you can make your own by boiling a gallon of cider until it has reduced to 1 quart.

The Outcider from Prime Meats

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About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 6 people
Special equipment:4 quart pot; ceramic punch bowl or crock pot

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bourbon (Buffalo Trace recommended)
  • 6 ounces boiled cider
  • 12 dashes orange bitters
  • 12 dashes Fee Brothers whiskey barrel aged bitters
  • 18 ounces strong rooibos tea
  • 24 2-inch strips of orange zest
  • 12 cinnamon sticks

Procedures

  1. 1

    Heat the bourbon, boiled cider, bitters, tea, orange peels, and cinnamon sticks in a 4 quart pot until warmed through. Pour into a ceramic punch bowl or crock pot. Serve immediately.

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