RECIPE

Sparkling Cider Punch

PHOTO: MATTHEW KELLY

This punch is as easy to make as it is delightful to drink. The combination of Calvados (French apple brandy) with sparkling apple cider and flamed cinnamon sticks makes each sip taste like a bite of apple streusel—only better, because booze.

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 750-mL bottle Calvados
  • 0.5 Cup Honey Syrup
  • 2 750-ml bottles Sparkling Apple Cider
  • 5 Cinnamon Sticks

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

In a large bowl, mix the honey syrup and Calvados. Stir to incorporate. If you are making the punch ahead of time, don’t worry about refrigerating the mix. Simply cover and set aside.

Step two

Just before serving, pour the two bottles of sparkling apple cider into the bowl and stir.

Step three

To prepare the cinnamon stick garnish, fully submerge five cinnamon sticks in 151 rum and soak for at least 30 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks from the rum with tongs and ignite with a long lighter. When you start to smell the cinnamon, drop the sticks into the punch. Serve with a ladle.

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