This warm and cozy drink from Estefania, our IT Expert, is perfect for fall's crisp weather. 


  • Are there any lessons you've picked up from cooking that you think can be applied to the work you do?
    Estefania: When cooking I always end up being short or over what I need and have to adapt either the recipe I am following or my steps in order to have a good tasting outcome. Much like my job I need move with the changes, focusing not only on what current projects need to be completed but also planning ahead.

  • Do you have any memories attached to this recipe? / What does this drink remind you of? 
    Estefania: I never really had much apple cider as a child but this recipe reminds me of winter nights where my sisters and I would beg our mom to make us a hot drink and then hang out and watch a Hallmark movie.

  • What new recipes are you looking to try during this time? 
    Estefania: I am starting to really get into mixology and have been wanting to experiment mixing drinks with tea and trying to incorporate edible flowers. With Thanksgiving and Christmas rushing towards us, I have been looking for dessert recipes that utilize pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.

  • What is your favorite meal of the day? 
    Estefania: Does brunch count as a meal? I normally tend to skip breakfast so I'm a huge brunch fan. I love the combinations that brunch has to offer mixing sweet and salty. Brunch is the perfect excuse to eat a crepe in the middle of the day or even chicken and waffles and then pair it with a mimosa!

  • Is there a Yummie piece that makes you feel your best while cooking? 
    Estefania: When cooking I always want to feel as comfortable as possible especially during quarantine. I have been living in my Salma Bralette & Mel Biker Short. When I am mixing drinks on the other hand, I tend wear clothing that fits the occasion and since the temperature has been dropping, I find myself reaching for my Faux Suede Legging and 6-in-1 Tank.


Serves 2


  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 oz bourbon
  • Juice of 1 lemon (I used lime)


Bring the apple cider and cinnamon to a boil. In a separate bowl, mix the maple syrup, lemon juice & bourbon. Once apple cider boils, immediately take it off the heat and combine all ingredients. Mix it up and enjoy!


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