makes a pitcher of drinks, about twelve
24 oz fresh apple cider
10 cinnamon sticks
15 cardamon pods
a teaspoon or so of cloves
18 oz repesado tequila
6 oz fresh lime juice
3 oz cointreau
3 oz water
a couple of pinches of fine sea salt
to make the spiced cider: combine cider, cinnamon sticks, cardamon & cloves in a stock saucepan on the stove and bring to a boil. cover and simmer for 30 minutes. remove from heat, strain and let cool completely.
to make the cocktail: stir spiced cider, tequila, lime juice, cointreau & water in a pitcher.
to serve: pour 4.5 ounces over ice. enjoy.
tips: apple cider & lime juice can be prepped a day in advance and refrigerated. the cocktail can be made the morning of and refrigerated.