The mix of apples and ale is classically English and delicious.
- 3 12-oz bottles English-style ale (like Bass)
- 24 oz apple cider
- 4 oz honey
- 1 four- to five-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 10 cloves
- pinch of salt
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 1 cup applejack
- 16 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine ale, cider, honey, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a saucepan. Simmer 15 minutes, remove from heat, and cool. Strain, add lemon, and cool overnight. Before serving, add spiced ale, applejack, and bitters to a slow cooker or saucepan and heat.