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Cold-Weather Cocktails! The Mulled Hot Rye Cider From Catoctin Creek Distilling

The weather is cooling down, and everything is changing. Sure, it may not seem that way, but Fall is upon us. Winter is on the horizon, and things are going to start changing drastically. Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. is back with some new recipes for some exceptional cold-weather cocktails to combat the cold. Today we get a look at one known as Mulled Hot Rye Cider.

This incredible concoction was created by Scott Harris, founder, and general manager of Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. The blend is easy to make and even easier to drink. The Mulled Hot Rye Cider includes apple cider, satsuma oranges, a honey crisp apple, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and of course, Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye whisky.

Looking for something to add a little spirit to the season? Well, here you have it. Check out the full recipe below and look for more cold weather cocktail recipes coming very soon. While you’re at it, find many more great recipes in our Food & Drink section.

Mulled Hot Rye Cider  

Courtesy Scott Harris, founder, and general manager of Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. 

½ gallon of apple cider 

2 satsuma oranges 

1 honey crisp apple 

3 cinnamon sticks 

10 cloves 

Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye whisky 

Thinly slice the oranges and apple horizontally. Pour the cider into a large pot and add the slices of fruit, the cinnamon sticks, and cloves. Bring to a boil over high heat, lower the heat, and let the mixture simmer for about 30 minutes until it is fragrant. Fill up mugs about three-quarters full and add about an ounce of rye whiskey to each mug. Garnish with an apple or orange slice, half a cinnamon stick, and cloves. 

Photos via Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.

Written by Jesse James

Author, Audiophile, Style connoisseur, & Sneakerhead. Passionate for life and happiness!

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