If you’re making one cocktail, pour a smidge more than 1/2 cup of R.W. Knudsen Cider & Spice juice in the pot (2 cocktails require 1 cup of cider, and so on). Heat until a gentle simmer (should only cook for a few minutes). Remove the cider from heat and let the brew cool down a bit. As it’s cooling, add the Ginger Syrup. When the cider is the perfect drinking temperature, add the Rum. Enjoy the creaminess of Cider & Spice!
Medicinal Mixology’s brew:
We prefer less sugar, so we’ve experimented with the ingredients above to create a spicy, healthy apple cider that packs a punch. The above recipe yields two drinks.
(Measurements are larger for the second recipe because of the longer cooking time — more reduction and evaporation)
If you’re keeping ingredients minimal, add a few slices of fresh ginger root, or a bag of ginger tea, to the water as it heats. This step eliminates the need for ginger syrup. Instead of purchasing a Mulling Spices blend, just buy the Cider & Spice juice and kick it up a notch by adding more nutmeg and cinnamon to the liquid as it heats… maybe even a dash of cayenne for some heat.
We included multiple versions of this cocktail because we understand that everyone’s pantry is stocked with different items, and we want to demonstrate how a little creativity and resourcefulness can come in handy when you’re stuck inside on a cold day and you don’t feel like trekking across town just so you can make a damn cocktail. Recipes are only guidelines after all.
Drink to good health!