Cider first turns up around Thanksgiving. It’s a sweet aperitif during all the holiday gatherings. But this sugary concoction is instantly more appealing with a splash of whiskey. Spiked cider is one of those winter drinks that warms your soul, tickles your taste buds, and makes every place feel like home. In addition to rum or bourbon, it usually contains cinnamon sticks, butter, brown sugar, spice or spiced tea, and of course, apple cider.