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Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

There is a small pinky toe-sized part of me that wishes I were a curmudgeonly writer.

That I could pull off the dark wood office look, wear a smoking jacket, and pull out brown booze whenever writer’s block sets in. But that is not my life (namely because I’m not a dude, nor am I some great writer, nor do I live in the 1950s), so I instead channel that wish into cocktails like this Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider.

When the weather cools down, I want a drink that’s going to warm me from within and keep me going no matter the temp and, let’s be honest; nothing helps more than a dash of good liquor.

Nothing except a spiced and spiked apple cider with a smoky flavor from lapsang souchong tea. It’s a smoked tea that is way too much for me on its own but is a major do in something like this drink.  

Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

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Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

Adding smoked tea and whiskey to apple cider makes a festive twist on this classic fall sipper. This Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail recipe will be your next favorite hot drink these holidays!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Cocktails

Ingredients
  

  • 8 cups unfiltered apple cider
  • 1 Fuji apple
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 medium orange sliced
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lapsang souchong smoked tea (about 6 tea bags)
  • 1 cup aged rum, whiskey, or bourbon

Instructions
 

  • Simmer The Apple Cider: Fill a medium saucepan with apple cider, apple, cloves, cinnamon sticks, orange slices, and honey and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and let the cinnamon and cloves infuse until desired strength, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add The Smoked Tea And Serve: Remove cover, raise the heat, and bring back to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, stir in lapsang souchong tea, reduce heat to a simmer, and let steep to desired strength, about 4 to 6 minutes. Strain mixture, stir in alcohol, and ladle into cups or cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Serve hot.
Keyword apple cider, hot cocktail
Tried this recipe?Mention @saltandwind or tag #swsociety!

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