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Warm yourself from the inside out with the flavors of apple cider, cinnamon spice and bourbon, all in an apple cup.

Boozy Apple Cider in Apple Cups
Servings:

serving time12 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 large Honeycrisp apples

  • Lemon juice

  • 1/2 gallon apple cider

  • 1 teaspoon cloves

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

  • 1 piece anise

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Peel of 2 lemons

  • 1 cup maple syrup

  • 1 cup bourbon

  • 12 cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  1. Make the cups: Cut the tops off of each apple and hollow out the insides, leaving 1/4-inch border around the edge. Brush each apple with lemon juice to prevent browning.

  2. Make the boozy cider: Pour apple cider into a large stockpot on medium-low heat. Add cloves, cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, lemon peel and maple syrup. Stir to combine, and bring heat up to medium-high until the cider boils. Turn down to a simmer and add bourbon. Pour 3/4 cup of cider into each apple and finish with a cinnamon stick. Serve while warm.

  3. Extra cider will keep refrigerated up to 7 days.

Boozy Apple Cider in Apple Cups
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