Photo by Michael Piazza / Styled by Emmet Kelty
8 ounces apple or pear peel bourbon*
4 teaspoons honey
3 ounces lemon juice
16 ounces hot water
Combine all ingredients in pre-warmed 1-quart Thermos. To serve, pour into8-ounce mugs and garnish with star anise.(You can also combine all ingredients except the water ahead of time, and then add hot water when you’re ready to serve.)
APPLE PEEL BOURBON:
2 pounds apples or pears
1 bottle of bourbon (750 milliliters)
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
Peel apples or pears. Combine peels and bourbon and let sit at room temperature for at least 5 days. Add spices and let sit for 1 additional day. Strain.
This story appeared in the Fall 2017 issue.