This spiced caramel apple hot toddy is the perfect fall drink combining warm spices with sweet caramel and apples to create the ultimate cocktail for all season long. With a little bourbon kick, this drink is sure to keep your blood warm and the ghosts and goblins away!
In a small saucepan combine apple cider, orange juice, 4 caramel candies, cinnamon stick, start anise, orange slice, and whole cloves, and simmer for 15 minutes until fragrant and caramels have melted stirring occasionally.
In two heat safe glasses, add 1 1/2 oz. of bourbon each.
Take the remaining caramels and add a splash of water to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds to 1 minutes until caramels are melted and smooth. (Alternatively you can melt on the stove.)
Strain the warmed spiced caramel apple cider into each glass equally, stir with the bourbon, and garnish with an apple slice and drizzle the melted caramels over the rim of each glass.
Bourbon Spiked Cider
Sweet, tart and with just a hint of spice, this winter warmer cocktail is our favorite way to cozy up after a chilly winter day. Crowd pleasing flavors like spiced apple cider and cranberry juice make this bourbon based drink the perfect batch cocktail for your next holiday party or ski trip.
One of our top seasonal faves. This cider cocktail has the smooth taste of pressed apples with the warm finish of bourbon. The ginger liqueur and fresh grated ginger provide depth of flavor and the tiniest bit of bite. This one will warm you to the core.
The ginger beer imparts the classic spicy flavors of a Moscow Mule, while apple cider and caramel vodka sweeten things up a bit. Last, a squeeze of lime juice cuts the sweetness just a bit, resulting in a delicious Fall sipper that tastes just like a caramel apple!