Christmas

Spiced Apple Pie Cocktail

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December  7, 2021
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Test Kitchen Notes

Inspired by the cozy-sweet flavors of a holiday apple pie, this hot cocktail features apple cider, The Spice Hunter Mulling Spices, plus a warming kick from whiskey, apple brandy, and a dash of triple sec. To make it feel extra dessert-y, top each mug with a dollop of fluffy whipped cream and a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg.

This recipe is shared in partnership with The Spice Hunter. —The Editors

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • makes 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • For the cocktail:
  • 6 ounces apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon The Spice Hunter Mulling Spices
  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • 1 ounce apple brandy or Calvados
  • 1/4 ounce triple sec
  • Whole nutmeg, for grating
  • For the whipped cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon The Spice Hunter Pure Vanilla Extract
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. For the cocktail:
  2. Add the apple cider and mulling spices to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Simmer for 20 minutes, then remove from heat. Strain into a heat-safe vessel.
  3. To a coffee mug, add whiskey, apple brandy, and triple sec. Add the warm mulled cider. Top with a generous portion of whipped cream, and grate fresh nutmeg over the top. Serve immediately.
  1. For the whipped cream:
  2. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip heavy cream on medium speed until soft peaks form. Remove the bowl from the mixer and gently stir in the powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Set aside (this can keep in the fridge for several days).

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