Kick off your holiday season with the perfect cocktail , this bourbon spiced cider will keep you warm through the holidays! Start with an easy spicy simple syrup, I use my favorite mulling spices to infuse lots of flavor into the simple syrup – then it’s just warm a little cider on the stove top or mircrowave oven , mix with bourbon and the syrup and serve!
From by the bay, wishing you warm spiced holiday memories!
Bourbon Spiced Cider
- 6 oz. Apple Cider (hot)
- 1 oz. Bourbon
- 1 oz. Spiced Simple Syrup recipe below
Combine everything in a heat-safe glass or mug and give it a good stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick. For a non-alcoholic version, mix 1 oz. Spiced Simple Syrup with 4 oz. hot cider and stir.
Spiced Simple Syrup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon mulling spices
- 1 cinnamon stick
In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes until sugar has completely dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat and let the syrup cool. Strain syrup into a clean jar; discard solids. May be refrigerated for a week.