You guys. We're gettin SLAMMED up here. The remnants of the most recent typhoon are set to hit tonight and we already lost power yesterday for a "typical winter storm". Yikes!!! My emergency plan? Salted Caramel Boozy Apple Cider. Warm that up on my gas stove with some candles, and a book and call it a day!
Seriously though, this weather is insane. Obviously, I'm enjoying it cuz you know me and my weather obsession. However, stormy weather can pass a certain point when it's not longer exciting but rather just terrifying. When power starts going out, it's getting intense; you start calling your parents, your friends, checking in to make sure theyre ok...luckily it's no where near bad enough to start "marking safe" on facebook but whew! I'll just say again, it's insane.
So anyhoo, let's talk about this Salted Caramel Boozy Apple Cider. The recipe includes homemade spiced caramel sauce because yessss! Gotta have it. I have a heavy bottomed sauce pan so I prefer to make my caramel sauce with the "dry method", where I do not add any water to the sugar before caramelizing. If you prefer the "wet method", you can follow the same recipe but add about a ½ cup of water to the sugar before caramelizing. However, keep in mind that this method does take longer as the water needs to evaporate before the sugar will caramelize.
Now for the actual Apple Cider. You guys. Warmed apple cider is the BEST way to drink apple cider. A steaming cup on a blustery fall day? With Bourbon?? Umm done. This Salted Caramel Boozy Apple Cider recipe adds a little spice to the cider with nutmeg, cinnamon, and some whole cloves. You can even throw an anise star in there if you have them lying around!
Alright friends, wish us luck with the storm and enjoy a glass of Salted Caramel Boozy Apple Cider on me!Print