Miel Picante

Hot cider: a standard whenever there is a chill in the air. Served hot toddy-style. Recipe courtesy Jane Danger. Show more

Ready In: 1 hr

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • For the Garnish

  • 12 lemon
  • 12  apples, slices such as Honeycrisp
  • 12  lemon slices
  • 12  slices  jalapenos
  •  - to 2-inch flower-shaped  cookie cutter
  • For the Punch

  • 34 cup  spicy honey
  • 1  gallon  pressed cider
  • 8  ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1  bottle  aged rum
  • 1  ounce  aromatic bitters
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Directions

  1. For the Garnish:
  2. Fill a medium bowl halfway with cold water. Squeeze in the juice of half of a lemon and stir; set aside. Use cutters to make flowers in apple slices. Use both slices and cut outs from slices as garnish. Submerge in lemon water prevent browning until ready to use.
  3. For the Punch:
  4. Combine punch ingredients in a Dutch oven. Heat on medium-low heat until warm. Reduce heat to very low to keep warm or reheat punch as needed.
  5. Ladle warmed punch into small mug or Irish Coffee mug. Be sure to ladle in apple flowers, lemon wheel, and jalapeno slice as well. Serve.
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