Some alcoholic apple cider recipes include mulled cider, booga booga cocktail, black-currant cider sparklers, cider smash and warm vanilla cider. Other alcoholic apple cider recipes are spiced apple cider, apple pie spiced cider and maple bourbon cider.
To make mulled cider, use 3 cups fresh apple cider, 2 cups dry red wine, 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, 1 sliced orange or 2 sliced tangerines and 1 medium apple sliced 1/4 inch thick. Combine all the ingredients in a medium-sized pot. Simmer on medium-low heat for 10 minutes, then serve in mugs.
The booga booga cocktail consists of 1/2 ounce vodka, 1/2 ounce orange juice, 1/2 ounce apple cider and 1/2 ounce Raspberry Iced Tea Snapple. Pour ingredients into a highball glass over ice and mix.
A warm vanilla cider recipe that yields six drinks, consists of 6 cups fresh apple cider, 2 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar, 2 whole nutmeg seeds, 1 vanilla bean (split and scraped), 6 ounces bourbon and vanilla whipped cream. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the cider, sugar, nutmeg seeds and vanilla. Simmer the mixture over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, then remove from heat and add the bourbon. Divide into glasses, and top off with whipped cream, if desired.