Photo: Kelsey Hansen
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 10 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 2/3 cup)

Warm winter spices like cinnamon and whole allspice give this cocktail a seasonal spin. We also add green apple for a subtle tart-sweet note. Look for bottled ginger beer such as the Ginger People or Reed’s; ginger ale is too sweet and won’t have enough kick. Ginger beer is also usually nonalcoholic; just omit the gin for a nonalcoholic beverage. Vodka or bourbon would also be delicious if you’re not a fan of gin.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring first 4 ingredients and 1 cinnamon stick to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high. Remove pan from heat; let stand 1 hour. Strain cider mixture over a bowl; discard solids. Refrigerate 2 hours.

Step 2

Bring first 4 ingredients and 1 cinnamon stick to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high. Remove pan from heat; let stand 1 hour. Strain cider mixture over a bowl; discard solids. Refrigerate 2 hours.