- 4 Cups Apple Cider
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 Whole Star Anise, plus more for garnish (garnish optional)
- Juice of 1/2 Lemon
- 1/2 Cup Bourbon
- Butter (optional)
- Pour cider along with cinnamon and anise to small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until reduced by half and flavor is intensified.
- Add lemon juice and bourbon and stir until warmed through.
- Pour into mugs and garnish with star anise and a small pat of butter.