Hot Pants!

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There’s nothing quite as soul soothing as a piping hot mug of spiked apple cider. But Egg Shop chef Nick Korbee managed to make the fall favorite extra special with a smoked, maple-tinged bourbon, a touch of amaro and a homemade salted caramel sauce. “Fresh local apple cider is a true luxury of autumn in the Northeast,” Korbee writes in Egg Shop: The Cookbook. “Sweet and crisp with a well rounded apple flavor, good cider is only better when served piping hot with a bit of quality bourbon and sea salt caramel sauce.” Make a mugful anytime you need to melt away stress at the end of a long day.

Hot Pants!



  • 8 oz apple cider
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Smoked Maple Bourbon
  • .25 oz Amaro Nonino
  • .75 oz Caramel Sauce
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg


Step one

Bring cider to a simmer in a small saucepan over low heat while you measure the lemon juice, bourbon and amaro into your mug.

Step two

Pour steaming cider into the mug and drizzle in caramel sauce.

Step three

Stir with cinnamon stick and finish with a little fresh grated nutmeg.

Contributed by Nick Korbee