Spiced Local Cider

 

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

 

Ingredients


 
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Method


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!