Grab a mug and get all the flavors of fall—apple, maple and spices—in this warm mulled cider cocktail. And this version, with a hint of ginger liqueur for extra spice, is just as enjoyable whether you're sipping it around a bonfire or on your couch with a cozy blanket. It's like a New England autumn evening in drinkable form. If you'd like to make this alcohol-free for a family gathering and spike each glass individually, add 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) bourbon and 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) ginger liqueur to each cup of mulled cider.
To make ahead: Prepare mulled cider (Step 1) and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat before adding the liquor and serving. To keep the cocktail warm for an extended period of time without overheating it, use the Keep Warm function on the slow cooker.