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Indian Summer


Indian Summer Hot Apple Cider Cocktail

Indian Summer

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Although it is best in fall with fresh apple cider, an Indian Summer is a wonderful cocktail for any chilly day. Apples and cinnamon are a classic marriage and this warm drink displays this union in its full glory.

It's also the perfect warm punch for gatherings and parties. Warm a gallon of apple cider in a large pot, add a bottle of apple brandy, some sugar and cinnamon and keep it warm on the stove for the entire day. Set out some coffee cups and a ladle and allow your guests to pour their own drinks whenever they want. It's simple, pleasing and takes the burden of mixing drinks off of you as a host.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the apple brandy, cinnamon and sugar into an Irish coffee glass.
  2. Fill with hot apple cider.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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