Punched-Up Hot Cider
Hot apple cider, simmered with spiced crab apples and cinnamon sticks, is spiked with Southern Comfort and served in mugs with a crab apple floating on top.
6 cups (48-ounces) apple cider or juice
3 cups (24-ounces) white grape juice
1 (16-ounce) jar spiced crab apples
5-inch stick of cinnamon, broken
1 cup Southern Comfort (blended whiskey)
- In Dutch oven or large cooking pot, heat apple cider with grape juice, undrained crab apples and cinnamon. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 10 minutes.
- Remove broken cinnamon and discard. Remove crab apples; reserve for the garnish. Stir in whiskey.
- Ladle in mugs and float an apple on top.
Makes 24 (1/2 cup) servings.