Apple Jack Buttered Cider

Move over pumpkin, apple is taking the leading role this October. Celebrate with some amazingly appropriate apple-licious activities.  Cider Week explores the liquid side of the fruit, while the Big Apple Crunch encourages sharing our bounty with others. Turn your apple dreams into fruition and throw your own party. Invite some friends over and celebrate the seasonal changes by making homemade buttery cider and cookies.

Apple Jack Buttered Cider


20 oz. pure apple cider

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey (or regular whiskey or rum)

4 star anise for garnish- add at end

Method: Pout cider into sauce pan on med-high heat. Add the butter, spices and honey, stir until hot. Turn heat to a simmer, add the star anise and Jack Daniels, simmer for one minute. Serve. Drink. Repeat.

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