I’ve developed a signature drink this year, or rather a series of signature drinks. There’s the Winter in Dupont Circle – pear cider, home-made ginger-infused vodka, and lemon juice, shaken and strained martini-style. There’s the Summer in Dupont Circle, which uses the same ingredients but changes up the ratios and is served punch-style over ice.
Since it’s getting cold outside, I decided a hot version of the drink would be good. And since rum is a good combo with hot cider, I decided to swap out the vodka and make ginger-infused rum instead.
Autumn in Dupont Circle
1 part ginger-infused rum
3 parts fresh pear cider or apple cider
1/2 part lemon juice
Lots of lemon peel
Put rum into a mug. Heat up cider, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a small saucepan. Pour the hot cider into the mug with the rum, straining out the lemon peel.