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Spiced Apple Toddy

Finally a reason to love the cold weather!

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INGREDIENTS

Servings 6-8

5 apples

1 whole lemon, sliced

1 ginger root, peeled and chopped

10 cups water

4 cinnamon sticks

2 teaspoons cloves

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

4 black tea bags

¼ cup honey

8 ounces Bulleit™ Bourbon

Brown sugar and ground cinnamon, for garnish

Star anise, for garnish

PREPARATION

1. On a cutting board, quarter the apples and cut lemon in whole wheel slices.

2. Peel ginger and cut into quartered pieces.

3. Place apples and lemon slices into a pot of water. Add in cinnamon sticks, cloves, and ground nutmeg.

4. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then immediately simmer for 30 minutes, covered.

5. Strain the apple mixture into a big bowl.

6. Add in 4 tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags.

7. Add in Bulleit™ Bourbon and honey. Stir well.

8. Serve in glasses garnished with an apple slice, whole cinnamon stick, and star anise.