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- 8 ounces fresh apple cider, preferably organic
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Freshly grated or ground nutmeg
- 6 ounces apple vodka
- 4 ounces Calvados (apple brandy)
- 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
- Hard cider
In a small saucepan, bring the apple cider, cloves, cinnamon stick and a little bit of nutmeg to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and reduces to 2 oz., about 15 minutes. Strain the cider syrup into a small bowl.
In a cocktail shaker, combine half each of the vodka, Calvados and lemon juice, and 1 oz. cider syrup. Add ice, cover and shake vigorously until cold. Strain into two tall, ice-filled glasses. Top with hard cider. Repeat with remaining ingredients.