Spiked Apple Cider

I’m just going to put it out there, I’m a “every season is my favorite season” type of person – which is one great thing about living in New Jersey. The second Spring knocks on our door I’m putting tulips in vases and dying Easter eggs. When Summer comes, I’m aching to go to the beach before its even technically warm enough. The first day under 80° (yes, 80°), I’m breaking out the apple cider, pumpkin spiced everything-in-the-damn-world, and my Ugg boots. The day after Thanksgiving (YES don’t argue me, Christmas does not start until after Thanksgiving. Foodies, rejoice!) I’m putting up our Christmas tree while getting drunk off eggnog in my flannel pajamas (continuously making my parents proud.) The beginning of each new season makes my heart happy.

Every Autumn I’m anxious to get my hands on that first gallon of apple cider. It’s one of my all time favorite beverages (even sans the liquor). I make this particular spiked cider for our annual Halloween Party and every very foggy morning after – there’s never a drop left. That’s the sign of a good cocktail (and a good party.)

Make it for yourself or for your next dinner party – it will be a hit either way; I promise.

Always be careful while indulging 🙂

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Gallon Apple Cider
  • 750 ml peach flavored Vodka
  • 1/2 cup Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • 1 red apple of your choice, cored and sliced
  • 1 green apple of your choice, cored and sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (optional)

Pour everything into a large pitcher or drink dispenser. I serve mine cold, but hot would be delicious, too! Cheers!

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*Happy Fall, Y’all*

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