Gather your ingredients. Here we have lemon juice, Four Roses Bourbon, unfiltered apple cider, lemon wedges, ginger, cinnamon, anise, and bay leaves.
Take the ginger, blend it with water, and strain it so it becomes ginger juice. Add to the apple cider according to how spicy you like it.
Take a hand full of anise, cinnamon sticks, ginger juice, and two bay leaves and heat them in a pot with the unfiltered apple cider according to your taste.
While it's heating, add your Bourbon and lemon juice to a mug.
Once it's heated, fill your mug with hot cider.
Serve with a lemon slice.
This is so simple and warm and comforting. You can enjoy it any time of the day, whether for a brisk brunch or winding down on a cold night.