Normally I'm not a spiced rum or flavored-whiskey kind of guy, but I will admit a certain affection for Jack Daniel's apple-flavored Winter Jack. It's like a hot-toddy in a bottle and just needs a few seconds in the microwave to make a great steaming cider for sipping in front of the fireplace. You can also mix it with a little cream and caramel as shown in the recipe below for a sweet post-Christmas dinner dessert. I've included a couple of other drink recipes for the holiday season, including the Wild Turkey Spiced cocktail shown in the photo and my rye-inspired take on the classic Quaker.
Jack Daniel's White Cider
4 oz. Winter Jack
1 oz. caramel sauce
4 oz. half and half
Stir ingredients together in a microwave safe glass. Heat for 30 seconds and enjoy.
Sugar, Wild Turkey Spiced, and Everything Nice
2 oz. Wild Turkey Spiced
1 oz. fresh red apple puree
.75 oz. lemon juice
.75 oz. cinnamon syrup (see recipe below)