Hot Ginger Apple Cider With Applejack

Hot Ginger Apple Cider With Applejack

[Photo: Rachel Tepper]

This recipe amps up the classic mulled cider with a heck of a lot of ginger, which gives it a spicy quality perfect for cold nights. The applejack helps a bit with that, too.

  • Yield:Makes 4 cocktails
  • Active time: 30 minutes
  • Total time:30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 (1/8th-inch-thick) slices peeled ginger
  • 4 ounces applejack
  • Garnish: 4 cinnamon sticks

Directions

  1. 1.

    In a medium saucepan, bring apple cider, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon and ginger to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat, cover, and let it infuse for 10 minutes.

  2. 2.

    Add applejack and pour through a strainer into serving glasses. Garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick if desired.