Spiked Apple Cider with Cinnamon-Sugar Apples

October 28, 2020

Spiked Apple Cider with Cinnamon-Sugar Apples

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Spiked Apple Cider with Cinnamon-Sugar Apples

Are you hosting socially-distanced, Covid-safe gatherings this fall? Are you having a small group for a casual Thanksgiving dinner? Or are you just simply looking for a tasty, fall-inspired adult beverage that you can whip up and keep in the fridge all week long to sip after a long day? If you answered YES to any of these, then this Spiked Apple Cider is for you! Drop me a comment if you make it and let me know what you think.

PSA!  This cocktail tastes better the longer it sits in the fridge! Make a batch of it ahead of time and refrigerate for at least a few hours or up to a day or two before. Settling and separation of the apple cider is normal, so give it a good stir before serving and you’ll be good to go!

Before serving, chop half of a large apple into small cubes (you can leave the skin on for color and texture). In a small bowl, toss the apple with 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1 tsp. sugar. Add a spoonful or two to the bottom of each glass before you pour in the cider. Add a slice of apple to the side of the glass for garnish, if desired. You can also dip the rim of the glass in cinnamon-sugar. Wet the rim of the glass with the cider first, then dip in a plate of cinnamon-sugar.

 

spiked apple cider

 

spiked apple cider

 

Spiked Apple Cider

October 28, 2020
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 bottle white wine, such as sauvignon blanc or pinot Grigio
  • 1/3 cup apple brandy, such as Calvados
  • Diced apples
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Cold club soda
Directions
  • Step 1 Combine cider, wine and brandy in a glass pitcher. It’s best to do this a few hours before or up to the night before. Gently stir. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Step 2 In a separate bowl, combine diced apples, cinnamon sugar and lemon juice. Stir to coat the apples.
  • Step 3 When ready to serve, place a small amount of the cinnamon sugar apples in the bottom of each glass. Pour in the cider mixture. Top off each glass with cold club soda.
  • Step 4 Garnish with an apple slice, if desired!

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