• Apple Cider
  • Apple Brandy
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon

*Original post date: Sept 28 2012


Morning all! How about we start your Wednesday with some BOOZE?! Ha, kidding.  Kind of.  We know this is the time of year where we want to indulge in comfort food, but how about some comfort drinks?

This is how this came about:

About two weeks ago when my Fall ITCH kicked in, I had this sudden urge to bake a home-made pie.  Mind you, I have never baked before in my life.  Throwing some basically-already-made sugar cookies into the oven is about as far as I’ve gotten.  So when this urge came about, I texted my roommates like “Guess what guys?! Tonight I’m making PIE!” They were pumped.  So while I was chillin in Central Park for a few after my workout, I was looking up healthy, easy pie recipes on my phone.  But even the easiest recipes call for like a hundred ingredients and lots of your time.  I thought to myself, “Ummm, no can do”.  When I decided pie making was no longer an option, I knew I couldn’t come home empty handed.  So I went to the nearest liquor store, bought their only apple brandy, and stopped at the market for some hot spiked cider essentials.

Turns out, none of us were even home at the same time that night, so the ingredients remained untouched.  Flash forward two weeks, (last night!), and we were all home chilling in sweats at the exact same time.  Bingo! Let’s get a brandy buzz.

(awful pic)

To make, simply throw some apple cider (any kind from your supermarket) into a pot, according to how many glasses you are filling.  I am a taste tester and non-measurer, so this was all guestimated on my end.  Sorry I cannot be a better teacher.  Toss some brown sugar, cinnamon and brandy into the mix (I poured into shot glasses first instead of free pouring so that we all didn’t wind up kacked), and let simmer while stirring for about 5 minutes.  Voila! Once it starts to smell amazing, you should be good to go.  Brown sugar the rim for an even tastier sip.

No need for dessert; THIS is the treat!

Way to get in the Fall spirit, I tell ya.