Après Apple Cider

This cocktail recipe can be made hot or cold, depending on your mood.


Serves 1
1½ oz (45 ml) Maker’s Mark Bourbon
3 to 4 oz (90 to 120 ml) Spiced Apple Cider*
fresh cranberries and orange peel, for garnish


  1. To serve cold, combine bourbon and Spiced Apple Cider in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously then fine strain into an old-fashioned glass.
  2. To serve hot, combine bourbon and Spiced Apple Cider in a heatproof mug or glass and microwave for 1 minute on high. Garnish both with fresh cranberries and orange peel.
  3. * For the Spiced Apple Cider, in a saucepan, combine 25 oz (750 ml) apple juice, 8 oz (250 ml) cranberry juice, 1½ oz (45 ml) maple syrup, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 star anise pods, peel from 1 orange (pith removed) and peel from 1 lemon (pith removed). Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow to cool then strain into a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Makes 1L (4 cups)
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