After a never-ending Indian Summer in Philadelphia this year, there is finally a chill in the air! It’s finally the season for sweaters, boots, and hot spiked cider! There’s nothing quite like a steaming cup of apple cider: warm, fragrant, and soothing to the soul–it’s basically Fall’s version of a Hot Toddy. For some new ways to spice up an old favorite, check out Philly Happening’s 5 delicious ideas to spike your cider.
1.) For an extra apple-infused taste try mixing in a shot of Apple Brandy.
2.) For a warm and spicy flavor, with a dash of Caribbean flair, add some Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum.
3.) For a sweet depth of flavor, stir in a shot of Peach Brandy.
4.) For a dash of heat and a kick of cinnamon, blend in some Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.
5.) For added flavor infusions, heat your cider with a cinnamon stick, clove, ground nutmeg, and an orange rind.
*Expert tip: Try coating the rim of your mug with sugar, ground cinnamon or nutmeg, and top with whipped cream!