Bourbon Citrus Sipper

Fall favorite warm-up adult style it is also good without the Bourbon. Make it in the slow cooker while preparing the rest of dinner.

cups apple cider or apple juice (48 ounces)

1/4 cup sugar

inches stick cinnamon

whole cloves

1/2 teaspoon anise seeds

large navel orange, sliced

medium lemon, sliced

1/2 cup bourbon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours. Add orange and lemon slices. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more.
  2. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl; strain cider mixture. (Or use a slotted spoon to remove orange slices, lemon slice, and whole spices.) If using high-heat setting, turn cooker to the low-heat setting. Pour the strained mixture back into the slow cooker to keep warm.
  3. Just before serving, add bourbon to cider mixture.

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS

SERVING SIZE: 3/4 CUP

PREP: 5 MINS

COOK: 3 1/2 TO 4 HOURS (LOW) OR 2 HOURS (HIGH) + 30 MINUTES (LOW OR HIGH)

Recipe from BHG

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