Bourbon Hot Caramel Apple Cider

A seasonal coffeehouse favorite with a grown-up twist.

Hands-On Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 4 hrs.
Serves: 18 | Difficulty: Easy

  • 1 gallon Kroger apple cider
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, whole
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
  • 1½ cup bourbon
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce, if desired
  1. Place apple cider, cinnamon sticks and caramel sauce in a 5-qt. (or larger) slow cooker. Cover and heat 3-4 hours on low setting, stirring occasionally to thoroughly disperse the caramel.
  2. Add bourbon just before serving. Ladle into mugs, top with whipped cream and drizzle on additional caramel sauce, if desired.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers.

To make it family-friendly, leave out the bourbon; instead, add another ounce of cider to each mug.

Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 180, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 85mg (4% DV), Carbohydrates 33g (11% DV), Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV), Sugars 27g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

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