When the snow starts falling and temperatures dip below freezing, is there anything more comforting and relaxing than wrapping yourself up in a blanket, putting on a good movie and sipping a warm, delicious drink? We certainly don’t think so. Hot chocolate gets a lot of credit for being the best cold-weather beverage but there’s an overlooked alternative that, dare we say, is even better? Yes, we’re talking about hot spiced apple cider, specifically, the one Ina Garten features in her latest cookbook, Modern Comfort Food.
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We recently featured Ina Garten’s spiced apple cider recipe during our virtual event, Barefoot for the Holidays. The event was hosted by SheKnows and the co-founders of Cassandra’s Kitchen, Cassandra Schultz and Cintia Parsons. During the event, Cintia showed us how to make Ina’s go-to hot cider drink and the best part? It can easily be turned into a cocktail by adding a little bit of bourbon.
To make the drink, you’ll need some fresh apple cider, cinnamon sticks, an orange, an apple, lots of warm spices and of course some simple, yet chic glassware to serve it in. We recommend these insulated glass mugs available on Amazon or you can purchase the same ones we used during the event at Cassandra’s Kitchen.
You can get the full recipe for this delicious spiced apple cider from Ina Garten’s latest cookbook, Modern Comfort Food.
Before you go, check out these Ina Garten-Approved holiday gift ideas: