Hot mulled cider

January 12, 2015
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  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This is a guaranteed warmer-upper, sinus-clearer, and overall make-you-feel-better drink, as long as you're not taking any medications for which alcohol is contraindicated. I credit my dear friend Rose Schweikhart, owner of Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery in Hot Springs, AR, with this one. —Kayb

What You'll Need
  • 12 ounces crisp hard cider
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 or 3 dashes bitters
  1. In a small saucepan, heat cider and bourbon until almost boiling.
  2. Remove from heat and add bitters.
  3. Pour into insulated mug and add a cinnamon stick. Breathe in steam between sips.

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