If your holiday party wouldn't be complete without a spicy, cidery, spiked beverage, this is the recipe to make this year's event one to remember for years to come. We are using fresh, local Nantucket cranberries. These have a punch of heirloom flavor unparalleled by conventional varieties. Cheers!
This is the perfect time of year to cozy up with a warm cup of fresh, local cider. Here we are incorporating a quick and easy spiced simple syrup, which you can also use in a winter fruit salad, sangria, or cranberry sauce. Its delicious on its own, or you can add a drop of Bourbon for a seasonal adult beverage perfect for entertaining.
Spiced Local Cider
For the Spiced Simple Syrup, combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar, then allow to cool to room temperature.
Rim glasses with maple granules by dipping the rim of each glass into a shallow bowl of cider or water, then into a shallow bowl of maple granules.
Combine the apple cider, spiced syrup and optional Bourbon in a large pitcher. Divide evenly among the rimmed glasses.
Serve warm or on ice!
Spice up an Old Fashioned with Jansal Valley Hot Pepper Honey, cultivated from local New England Hives and infused with ghost and chili peppers grown right at the source. Bonus points if you garnish with sliced fresh hot peppers too!