Ingredients

Boozy Apple Cider

  • 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

Apple Cups

  • 2 large Honeycrisp apples

Steps

Boozy Apple Cider

  1. Pour apple cider into a large stockpot on medium-low heat. Add cloves, cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, lemon peel and maple syrup.
  2. Stir to combine, and bring heat up to medium-high until the cider boils.
  3. Turn down to a simmer and add bourbon.
  4. Pour 3/4 cup of cider into each apple and finish with a cinnamon stick. Serve while warm.
  5. Extra cider will keep refrigerated up to 7 days.

Apple Cups

  1. 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.