Courtesy of Amanda Whitt, bartender at Amor y Amargo and The Up & Up, New York, New York

This wintery apple punch is excellent served hot or cold! This recipe serves 4.

Ingredients: 

4 oz Laird's Applejack (If unavailable in your area, substitute with another Applejack, or even Cognac!)

2.5 oz Cynar Amaro

2 oz Lemon Juice

2 oz Honey Ginger Syrup*

12 oz Apple Cider

*For the Honey Ginger Syrup:

2 Parts Honey

1 Part Hot Water

Making the Honey Ginger Syrup:

Stir until dissolved, add some sliced fresh ginger and refrigerate to cool overnight, strain out the ginger and store in the fridge.  This syrup is also amazing in tea, or as a sweetener for an Old Fashioned.  

For the Hot Punch: Heat the cider, lemon and honey plus 3 oz of water, then add all the boozy ingredients, serve out of a punch bowl or thermos.

For the Cold Punch: Combine all ingredients and plenty of ice, the bigger cubes the better, and stir until chilled. Serve out of a pitcher or a punch bowl.