This is just another option for offering hot drink options to your guests (tray-pass them for something extra special)…
•1/2 gallon (8 cups) apple cider
•1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, plus 1 strip zest
•1/2 cup fresh orange juice, plus 1 strip zest
•3 cinnamon sticks
•4 whole cloves
•1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
•Bourbon, rye or whiskey (optional)
•Cinnamon candy sticks, for garnish (optional)
Combine the cider, citrus juices and zest, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large pot. Simmer over medium heat, about 20 minutes; do not boil.
Ladle the cider into mugs, leaving the zest and spices in the pot, and add about 1/2 teaspoon butter to each mug. Spike the adults’ drinks with a shot of bourbon and garnish with cinnamon candy sticks, if desired.
Thank you to liquor.com for their recipe