Recipe

Spiced Bourbon Cocktail

Spiced Bourbon Cocktail
Spiced Bourbon Cocktail

Try this drink for an instant homemade “spiced moonshine.” Also known as “Cupid’s Love Potion,” this warming cocktail is delicious to sip on a winter’s night and is perfect for a cozy night cap.

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Ingredients

From The Spice & Tea Exchange®
3 TBS Mango Habanero Sugar, divided
6 TBS (1 oz) Cranberry Apple Tart Herbal Tea
Optional for garnish:
Cinnamon Stick - Korintje (one per glass)
Star Anise (one star per glass)

From the Grocer
¾ cup high quality bourbon
3½ cups apple cider
3½ cups water
1 orange, zest peeled and held for garnish, then orange sliced thin
1 lemon, sliced thin
3-4 TBS agave nectar (to rim glasses

Preparation

COMBINE bourbon, apple cider, water, 1 TBS Mango Habanero Sugar, Cranberry Apple Tart Herbal Tea, orange and lemon slices in a medium sauce pan.
HEAT over medium-low heat for 5-7 mins, just until flavors combine. Strain liquid through a mesh strainer into a heat-resistant container.
PLACE agave nectar in a small shallow dish. Pour 2 TBS Mango Habanero Sugar into a separate dish. Dip rim of glass in agave nectar, then dip and twist the rim into the sugar to coat. Carefully pour warm beverage into glasses.

Serving Suggestion:
GARNISH with an orange peel and optional Cinnamon Stick - Korintje and/or Star Anise.

Yield: 4-6 cocktails
Total Time: 17 mins
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 7 mins