Spiked Holiday Cider
Spike Holiday Cider Recipe
* ½ teaspoon cloves
* 2 star anise
* 2 cinnamon sticks
* half of a blood orange, sliced
* half of a blood orange, juiced
* 6 cups apple cider
* 1 cup of bourbon
* garnish rim with turbinado sugar
* garnish drink with dried orange slice and star anise
Toast the spices in a pot over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, and until fragrant.
Reduce heat to low. Add in the apple cider, orange juice and orange slices and bring to a simmer, just barely bubbling. Set a timer for 30 minutes and reduce to low heat.
Remove any particulate with a sieve or strainer.
Garnish rims of cups with turbinado sugar (optional)
Pour in the bourbon. Ladle into mugs.
Garnish with star anise and dried orange slice (optional)