Maple-Bourbon Mulled Apple Cider




Maple-Bourbon Mulled Apple Cider

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill


  • 1 gallon fresh apple cider
  • ½ cup pure Michigan maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons fresh ginger root peeled & chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3 large cinnamon sticks plus additional to garnish
  • 2 pinches nutmeg
  • 2 sprigs rosemary plus additional to garnish
  • 1 cute orange sliced, peel removed
  • 6-8 whole cloves crushed
  • 3 large star anise
  • Bourbon whiskey
  • Dried apple rings to garnish


  • Pour all ingredients into large pot, except bourbon and dried apple rings. Bring to simmer on low heat, covered, for 30 min, stirring intermittently. Remove from heat, strain & allow to cool for 2-3 minutes. Pour 2oz of bourbon into the bottom of a mug. Drop in thin slices of cutie oranges. Fill to brim with spiced cider. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, rosemary sprigs & dried apple rings. Serve warm.


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