Get ready, gods and goddesses of love, it’s a magical month, and we’re mixing up a love potion for two. A harvest moon marks the start of October, and a second full moon, a blue moon, will shine for Halloween. It’s the perfect time to brew up a cup of love. For that, we’ve got you covered:
Full Moon Spiked Cider
2 cups unfiltered, organic Honeycrisp apple juice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground anise seed
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
3 oz bourbon
- Pour apple juice, cinnamon sticks, spices, zest, and orange juice in a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer the cider for at least 10 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle.
- Add the bourbon, then stir to combine. Pour through a strainer into two glasses and enjoy immediately.
For best results, dim the lights down low, put on a romantic play list (we suggest Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” as the intro song), and believe not in the love potion, but in love.