Grapes are indispensable in California wine country, but so are apples. The abundance of this fruit is one reason Sonoma Cider opened its first brick-and-mortar taproom in the heart of Healdsburg. The 35-seat restaurant and taproom offers 23 craft ciders as well as a creative cocktail menu with a focus on hard cider. One favorite to get you through the cold winter is the hot toddy. Here’s a recipe to help you get through the last cold nights of winter. sonomacider.com
4 ounces Sonoma Cider “The Anvil”
¾ ounce organic honey
½ ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 ounces Sonoma Cider Apple Brandy
Heat the Anvil cider in a Crock-Pot, then add the other
ingredients. Stir, add cinnamon stick, pour and enjoy.
This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition with the headline: “An Apple a Day”.