Kentucky Toddy


1½ gallons apple cider
1 bottle good quality Kentucky bourbon (recommended: Knob Creek)
2 cups grade-A amber maple syrup
6 cinnamon sticks
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
2 Granny Smith apples


• Pour the cider into a nonreactive saucepot and heat over medium heat until steaming.

• Add the maple syrup, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg and stir to combine.

• Core and slice the apples and add them to a punch bowl.

• Pour the bottle of bourbon over the apples, then top with the heated cider mixture.

• Stir to combine.

• Serve warm.