Peppery Ginger Cider

[Photograph: María del Mar Sacasa]

This warm cocktail is spiked with bourbon and ginger liqueur. Cracked black pepper underscores the ginger's subtle burn.

About the author: María del Mar Sacasa is a food stylist, recipe developer, and author of the food blog Cookin' and Shootin'. Her first book, Winter Cocktails is currently on sale.

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Peppery Ginger Cider

About This Recipe

Yield:Makes 2 cocktails
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
Special equipment:small saucepan
This recipe appears in: Spiked Hot Cider: 5 Fun Variations to Make at Home


  • 8 ounces apple cider
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 3 ounces ginger liqueur, such as Domaine de Canton
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • 4 Luxardo cherries
  • Cracked black pepper


  1. 1

    Bring cider and bourbon to a simmer in small saucepan. Stir in ginger liqueur and add lemon juice to taste. Divide cherries between 2 heatproof glasses or mugs and pour in cider combination. Sprinkle with pepper and serve immediately.

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