Pumpkin Calvados Cider Cocktail

Pumpkin Calvados Cider Cocktail


  • 64 oz fresh apple cider
  • 12 oz calvados
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 12 oz dark rum
  • 12 1-inch cubes pumpkin (kabocho or butternut squash are also good)
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 6 tbsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 whole star anise


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan, then add sugar and pumpkin. Sauté pumpkin, turning, until caramelized on all sides. Once softened, remove from heat to prevent overcooking.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients, except the liquor.
  3. Reduceheat and simmer until hot; stir in the rum and calvados and ladle into warmed mugs and grate fresh nutmeg over the top.
  4. Serve hot.

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