Bourbon Cider
Makes about 2 quarts
  • 5 (12-ounce) bottles hard apple cider*
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 4 (ΒΌ-inch-thick) slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 mandarin oranges, halved
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 small Gala apple, sliced
  • Garnish: dried apple slices
  1. In a small Dutch oven, stir together cider, bourbon, ginger, and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add oranges, cinnamon sticks, and apple slices; bring to a simmer over medium heat. (Do not boil.) Reduce heat; simmer for 30 minutes. Garnish with dried apple slices, if desired.
*We used Stella Artois Cidre.
Recipe by Southern Lady Magazine at