Created by mixologist Eric Tecosky. Photo by Rick Williams.
For every holiday season, there must be a good cider for sippin’. This year, the Beluga Siberian Cider is just that. With subtle hints of vanilla, cinnamon and apple brandy, the cocktail is sure to warm up any cozy evening at home.
1 1/2 cups Beluga Vodka
1/2 cup apple brandy
6 cups apple cider
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup (all natural)
The peel of one orange
Lightly put holes in the pear with a fork. Cut the peel off an orange in strips. In a medium pot, add the pear, orange peel, and the rest of the ingredients except the vodka and brandy. Stir occasionally over low heat while bringing to a simmer and hold for ten minutes (do not boil). Turn off the heat and add the vodka and brandy. Remove the pear, orange peel and cloves. Ladle into mugs and grate some fresh nutmeg over each cocktail or garnish with a cinnamon stick.