We recently made this with Old Overholt Rye instead of Bourbon because that’s what we had on hand. Our cider was from Kauffman’s located in Bird-In-Hand, PA that we bought to Pumpkin Market around the corner.
The recipe calls for:
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
- 4 whole cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup bourbon
- 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Ground nutmeg
This amount makes four healthy mugsful.
The directions as per Epicurious:
Bring first 5 ingredients to simmer in medium saucepan. Remove from heat; cover and let steep 15 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons chilled butter to saucepan; bring to simmer. Remove from heat. Stir in bourbon and lemon juice. Strain into large measuring cup. Divide hot cider among 4 mugs. Cut 1 tablespoon butter into 4 pieces. Add 1 piece to each mug. Sprinkle nutmeg over.
What’s not to like?