This week we had Time, Inc. test kitchen chef Mark Driskill develop a few brand new tasty cocktail recipes that are perfect for fall and oh-so delicious! Watch here, as he and Food & Wine Editor Chris Hughes serve up a live how-to:
The apple and cinnamon aromas alone pack a punch and perfume the air with an autumn spirit. If you have watched the video, and you’re dying to mix up either–or both!–of these warm, cider-y concoctions in your own kitchen, then find the recipes below. Perfect for an evening snuggled up next to the fire or your next cool-weather get together, both cocktails will give you and guests a warm and flavorful sip of the season.
Active Time: 15 minutes, Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
3 cups apple juice(cider)
3 cups hard apple cider
6 oz. bourbon
6 oz. Applejack (apple brandy)
½ cup light brown sugar
2 Granny smith apples
6 Cinnamon sticks
5 Star anise
- Combine first 5 ingredients together in a crockpot and set temperature to high.
- Core out each apple and stuff with 3 cinnamon sticks; stick 15 cloves in the side of each apple. Place apples and star anise in crockpot; let everything steep for 2 hours and serve.
Active Time: 5 minutes, Total Time: 5 minutes
2 oz. hard cider
1.5 oz. Calvados
1 oz. apple juice
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 dash peychaud’s bitters
Apple slices for garnish
Fill cocktail shaker with ice, pour in hard cider, Calvados, apple juice, vermouth and bitters. Shake well for 10 seconds and strain into a rocks glass, garnish with apple slices and serve.
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