Happy Hour: Apple Picking Season
Sep 30, 2011
Now that it is officially Fall, I’m searching for hot cocktail recipes. The kind of cozy libations that you would sip while enjoying the crispy, cool air on your back patio or roof deck. So why not start with the quintessential Autumn cocktail, Hot Apple Cider.
Recipe makes two cocktails
1 cup apple cider
1/4 cup Calvados (apple brandy)
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
2 apple slices, cut sides rubbed with lemon juice, for garnish
Divide the apple cider into your favorite mugs. Microwave the cider until piping hot. Add one teaspoon of maple syrup to each cup and stir until completely dissolved.
Now, add 1/8 of a cup of Calvados, brandy and lemon juice to each mug. Cool with ice cubes, if the drink is too hot to sip. Then, add the apple slice garnish and sip. You may also add a cinnamon stick garnish if you’re feeling festive.
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