Kick off the Fall season with some homemade apple cider, with a kick! Mix your favorite fall flavors with the spirit of Kentucky to make the perfect hot or cold cocktail as the leaves begin to change. 

Bourbon Spiked Apple CiderBeer with logo in back


4 1/2 cups apple cider

1 tbs. orange juice lemon juice

1 whole cinnamon stick

3 whole cloves

1 whole star anise

8 ounces of Bourbon

4 slices of orange for garnish

4 slices of apple for garnish

Optional sugar to rim the glass

Spice it up with a little sugar                                                     



Hot Apple Cider:

1. Place the apple cider, cinnamon, orange juice, cloves and star anise in a small pot (or crock pot for 1 hour on high) and bring to boil. Lower and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and srain into a pitcher.



1. Take an extra orange slice and rub over the rim of the glass, dip in sugar.

2. Place 2 ounces of bourbon and 1 cup of the cider mix into a glass

3. Garnish with an orange slice, apple slice and a stick of cinnamon and serve warm.

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