Cognac apple cider is a warming drink to cosy up with on a cold evening. Seasonal apple cider is mixed with fresh orange, cinnamon and Cognac is added for delicious cocktail.
 
A glass of cognac apple cider with a decanter of cognac

My husband enjoys cognac, a variety of brandy from the Cognac region of France. His signature drink is cognac with a squeeze of fresh orange and topped with ginger ale. I’m making a variation on that drink by replacing the ginger ale with fresh apple cider.

A glass of cognac apple cider with orange slices, an apple and cognac in a decanter

It is only in the recent years that I developed my love of bourbon and Cognac. I do prefer these over whiskey and this shocks me because of my Scottish heritage, sorry grandad, whiskey has more of a bite and a burn. Wait, I take that back. I do enjoy The Balvenie which is a good aged Scottish whiskey of which I bought an aged 21 year bottle for my husbands birthday that is delicious.

Apple cider is spiked with a good Cognac served in a pretty glass

Definitely my most expensive prop to date, the decanter of Louis VIII Cognac that are in these pictures is a prized possession in our house. There is not much left of the original cognac, so we are savoring every drop.

 

This easy spiked apple cider makes you want to grab a blanket and sit by a blazing fire. It doesn’t have to be made with cognac, it can be made with brandy or whiskey.

Cognac apple cider in a glass garnished with apple and orange slices and a cinnamon stick

 
 
 

Yield: 4

Cognac apple cider

Cognac apple cider in a glass garnished with apple and orange slices and a cinnamon stick

Seasonal apple cider is mixed with fresh orange and cinnamon then Cognac is added for delicious cocktail.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cognac, brandy or whiskey
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 whole orange, cut into wedges
  • 4 apple wedges for garnish
  • 4 cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. To a pitcher add ice.
  2. Pour in the cognac and apple cider, stir.
  3. Pour into 4 glasses.
  4. Squeeze 1 wedge of orange into each glass and garnish with apple wedge and cinnamon stick.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Amount Per Serving Calories 238Sodium 7mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 7gSugar 33gProtein 1g
Cognac apple cider a warming drink to cosy up with on a cold evening with apple cider, fresh orange and cinnamon. My husband enjoys cognac, a variety of brandy from the Cognac region of France. His signature drink is cognac with a squeeze of fresh orange and topped with ginger ale. I’m making a variation on that drink by replacing the ginger ale with fresh apple cider.
Definitely my most expensive prop to date, this decanter of Louis VIII cognac is a prized possession in our house. This quick and easy drink, which is the perfect to get cozy by the fire with, doesn’t have to be made with cognac, it can be made with brandy or whiskey.