The featured poem from this month’s Chappy Hour selection – Laisha Rosnau's Our Familiar Hunger (Nightwood Editions) – is about a woman crossing the Atlantic Ocean, from the Ukraine to her new home on the Canadian Prairies. The poet imagines the apples that this woman might have packed and shared with her new neighbours.
It’s been a cold, cold April. I wanted to incorporate the apple into a warm cocktail. It seemed only natural to combine it with a Prairie-born Whiskey; but any Canadian whiskey will be nice.
A touch of Canadian maple makes it just perfect.
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What You Need:
2 cups fresh apple cider
1/4 cup whiskey
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
In a medium size saucepot over low heat, or in a slow cooker set to low, combine all ingredients and stir.
Ladle into cups and serve warm, not hot.
Recipe can easily be multiplied to serve a large crowd. Omit the whiskey/bourbon for a mocktail version.
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