Buttered Spiked Cider

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Buttered Spiked Cider
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  • 4Servings


  • 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


In a small bowl, mash the butter with the cinnamon and ginger.

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.