I have been looking for a warm adult beverage for these cold winter nights ever since the first snap in November, and this one sent to us from my friend Lorena was just the ticket! It served as our aperitif before going out to dinner for New Year's Eve and doubled as our Thursday Night Cocktail.
2 quarts apple cider
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 2/3 cups Tequila
1/3 cup orange flavored liquor, like Triple Sec
1 or 2 lemons sliced thinly for garnish
Cinnamon sticks for garnish
- In a medium pot, combine the apple cider and lemon juice.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and reheat to a simmer.
This stuff goes down very smoothly and will sneak up and have you giggling incoherently before you realize it. Remember, one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
Careful, it's hot.
Disclaimer: this was actually just hot cider, sans tequila. Mike was on call for New Year's Eve, so he had to go the non-alcoholic route. More tequila (and a designated driver) for me!