Buttered Spiked Cider

February 2006
Buttered Spiked Cider

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When served by the mugful, this wintertime recipe warms both hands and soul.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 5 mins

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • 1 quart unpasteurized apple cider
  • 4 ounces apple brandy, such as Lairds Applejack
  1. In a small bowl, mash the butter with the cinnamon and ginger.
  2. Heat the apple cider in a medium saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling, about 4 minutes. Pour the hot cider into 4 mugs. Add 1 ounce of apple brandy to each mug and top with a dollop of the spiced butter.