Bourbon Citrus Sipper


Sugar and spice make everything nice, especially when combined with a bit of bourbon. Leave out the alcohol if you'd like. It will still taste delicious.

Bourbon-Citrus Sipper
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 6 cup apple cider or apple juice (48 ounces)

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 9 inch stick cinnamon

  • 8 whole cloves

  • ½ teaspoon anise seeds

  • 1 large naval orange, sliced

  • 1 medium lemon, sliced

  • ½ cup bourbon


  1. In a 3- or 3 1/2-quart slow cooker combine apple cider, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and anise seeds.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours. Add orange and lemon slices. Cover and cook for 30 minutes minutes more.

  3. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl; strain cider mixture. (Or use a slotted spoon to remove orange slices, lemon slice, and whole spices.) If using high-heat setting, turn cooker to low-heat setting. Pour the strained mixture back into the slow cooker to keep warm.

  4. Just before serving, add bourbon to cider mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
11g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Vitamin C 18.9mg 95%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 267mg 6%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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