Super Bowl cocktails: Mulled Cider

A nice, warm drink, perfect for your Super Bowl crowd.

MINNEAPOLIS - With the Super Bowl in our lovely cold weather climate, we're thinking about warm drinks that will serve a dual purpose -- keep you warm and cozy, both inside and out.

And when it comes to specialty cocktails, we went straight to the master source -- Robb Jones, bar director of Spoon and Stable and Bellecour.

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He shows us how to mix up a mulled cider that's perfect for even the chilliest of Super Bowl parties.

Mulled cider

What you need

1 gallon Apple cider

1 tablespoon cloves

1 tablespoon black peppercorns

2 tablespoons caraway

1 tablespoon cardamom

3 cinnamon sticks

1 orange peel

2 cups sugar

How to do it

- Toast the spices over low heat until fragrant.

- Add cider and bring to a boil.

- Add orange peel.

- Whisk in sugar and reduce to a simmer. Simmer low for 10 min.

- Strain spices from cider and add liquid to a crockpot or airpot.

- In a warm mug add 1 oz of spirit of your choice. Robb recommends Booker’s Bourbon.

- Top with 6 oz hot cider, garnish with clove-studded orange peel and cinnamon stick.