Whose Cider You On?

This is a recipe for spiked apple cider I had a hand in creating with Texan New Yorker a few years ago.  And by “creating” I mean she made it and I named it.  She might have let me stir a few times.  Either way, it’s made me very popular at holiday parties.

Damn Good Apple Cider

1 Gallon Apple Cider (the fresher the better.  Check your local farmer’s markets)
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp whole cloves
3 shots of DeKuypers Hot Damn Cinnamon Schnapps
Sugar to taste

Bring it to a simmer but don’t let it boil.  Stir frequently and give it about 15 minutes to let all the flavors mix well.  Add sugar depending on how sweet you like your cider.  Serve in your favorite mug.  Best enjoyed during cheesy Christmas movies with friends and family.

My favorite thing about this is that the recipe is not set in stone.  If you prefer more of one thing than another then go for it.  I suggest heating up your cider and adding small amounts of the other flavors in a mug and sampling to see what you like more of.  Another big hint is to avoid the 100 proof Hot Damn at all costs.  It tastes less like cinnamon and more like cough syrup past its expiration date.

And the answer to your question is, “Yes. I did post this as an excuse to use that title.”

Happy Holidays!

– J

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2 Responses to “Whose Cider You On?”

  1. Ali Says:

    This puts me in a difficult position. . . I’m not sure if I like the cider or the title better! My loyalties are divided! Cognitive dissonance shall surely ensue!

    (Followed shortly, I suspect, by the forced adoption of decaffeinated coffee. But I really do love the title.)

  2. Tim Says:

    Love the recipe. Love the title even more! If you’re looking for a career change, one in marketing might be good for you!

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