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Spiced bourbon apple cider recipe with Crate and Barrel

October 19, 2016
Spiced bourbon apple cider cocktail recipe

If you happened to follow along when we styled a bar cart two ways last month, you probably saw a cocktail recipe coming, yeah? Although this spiced bourbon apple cider is definitely one you’ll want at all your fall gatherings, we had a cozy date night in mind when we whipped it up. It’s pretty obvi we’re not all throwing dinner parties every night (or even week), as much as we love them so, but casual nights in with our other half? Quite a bit more frequent. See how we made date night all the more special and snag all the Crate and Barrel sources to shop or add to your Gift Registry below:

Spiced bourbon apple cider cocktail recipe

Hi there, giant, beautiful blooms by Holly Flora! All you need is the Rati Vase to make them look right at home.

Spiced apple cider

Even the process is super pretty for this one, especially with the J.K. Adams Heritage Serving Board + a Le Creuset in the color of your choosing.

Spiced bourbon apple cider cocktail recipe

Spiced Bourbon Apple Cider
16 oz apple cider
mixed mulling spices: cinnamon sticks, star anise, orange peel, candied ginger, whole cloves
apple slices
1 tbsp brown sugar
8 oz bourbon
whipped cream
fresh grated nutmeg

Combine cider, mulling spices, apple slices (cut crosswise into circles) and brown sugar in a saucepan or pot. Bring to a simmer for ten minutes or so, then remove from heat and let steep for about an hour. (You can also strain and pour into mugs right away. The flavor will just be a bit less intense.) Reheat until just warm when you’re ready to serve. Strain into 4 mugs (or two since this is date night!), and add bourbon to each mug. Stir to mix together.  Lastly, top with whipped cream (homemade with vanilla and a bit of sugar for bonus points), a cinnamon stick, and a few grates of fresh nutmeg.

Spiced bourbon apple cider cocktail recipe Spiced bourbon apple cider cocktail recipe

It takes like the most delicious, boozy apple pie ever!

Spiced bourbon apple cider cocktail recipe fall party ideas

Serve ’em up in Bodum Bistro Mugs to show off the fall hue.

Cozy fall date night ideas

Ready for date night? Here’s how we created this scene:

cocktail products from Crate and Barrel Bodum Bistro Mug | Le Creuset Signature Round Licorice French Oven | Copper Bar Spoon | Ladle with Copper Handle | Welcome Bowl | J.K. Adams Heritage Serving Board | Merritt Short Taper Holder | Merritt Medium Taper Holder | Merritt Tall Taper Holder | Rati Vase | Lexie Metallic Cloth Dinner Napkins | Osbourne Cloth Dinner Napkin

And that was *just* the cocktail… Now, get inspired to plan the rest of your next romantic fall eve in our date night ideas post over on the Crate and Barrel blog!

Styling: 100 Layer Cake / Photography: Nicki Sebastian / Flowers: Holly Flora / Products: Crate and Barrel

This post is sponsored by Crate and Barrel, who provided 100 Layer Cake with the products listed within this post. Big thanks to Crate and Barrel, and big thanks to you for supporting the brands that keep 100 Layer Cake sharing beautiful inspiration!