We would be remiss if October’s cocktail of the month didn’t have something to do with apples and the fall. What’s better after a nippy day aboard than pulling into the marina and enjoying some hot mulled cider? The process of mulling is simple, for the term simply means to warm and add flavoring. If you’ve got a little extra stowage space and a stovetop burner on board, you’re in business.
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1/2 cup dry white wine (Chardonnay will do nicely)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 broken cinnamon sticks
- 4 cloves
- 1 star anise
- 1 rosemary sprig (optional, ideal for flavor)
- 1/2 teaspoon grate lemon zest (optional, ideal for flavor)
Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes. Strain the resulting concoction and discard the solids. Immediately serve warm to chilly crew for best results.
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