Superfine winter warmer celebrates holiday season with endless character. Served best cold, local apple cider provides bittersweet template. Loud cinnamon-nutmeg-clove spices tingle tongue as sweet candied apple thrust brightens red cherry-cranberry souring. Sugar plum, fig, and date engage baked apple backdrop. When served warm, acidic alcohol intensity and funky apple liqueur tartness overwhelm dissipating cinnamon-toasted spicing dramatically.