An Apple Cocktail A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

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As the hot summer makes its transition into cool fall, it’s time to forget about fixing cocktails with berries and start using everyone’s favorite fall food: apples!

Whether it is hot apple cider, chilled apple juice or just a tasty apple brandy, the flavor of the apple makes a great foundation for many mixed drinks and works well with many different types of liquor.

Check out some of our favorite cocktails to drink when the weather starts getting a bit cooler.

Cheers!

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Apple Cider Bellini

Apple Cide Bellini

Bottle of Prosecco DOC

¼ oz Fig-infused vodka/liquor

¾ cup Apple cider

Powdered cinnamon

Granulated sugar

Pour a splash of the fig vodka into a shaker and add ¾ cup of cider to the mix. Shake to combine. Set out your champagne flutes, and pour the cider mixture about ¼ of the way into each glass. Top with Prosecco and serve. Really want to sweeten things up? Add a cinnamon-sugar rim for a festive touch.

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Basil-Apple Fizz

Basil Apple Fizz

1/8 Granny Smith Green Apple (Chopped)

4/8 oz lemon juice

1 oz agave nectar

2 basil leaves

4 oz Prosecco DOC

Muddle all of the above ingredients and add 4 oz of Prosecco DOC. Shake and Serve in a highball. If using sparkling water Stir it don’t shake it.

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Green Apple Cup

The Green

1 ½ oz Amaro Lucano

1 ½ oz green apple juice

1 ½ oz ginger ale

Mix the drink directly in the glass and serve with a slice of cucumber, a slice of lemon and orange, a sprig of mint and ice.

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Heated Affair

Part

2 oz Partida Anejo Tequila

6 oz Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Heavy Cream

In a small warm wine glass add Tequila and hot apple cider. Float heavy cream.

Garnish: Grate fresh Nutmeg over cream.

Apple Cider Preparation: In a pot add Organic Apple Juice. Add winter spices like Cloves, Cinnamon Stick, All Spice, and Orange Peel. Start of by adding a few cloves one cinnamon stick etc so as to find the right-spiced apple cider flavor. You can always add more spice later. Bring everything to a low heat for about 15mins. Taste for flavor. When the desired flavor is reached then take off stove. Strain out all the spices and orange peel. Serve warm and enjoy!

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The Maple Apple

Maple Apple

1 ¼ oz Brandy

¼ oz Nectar P.X. Sherry Wine

½ oz Calvados Boulard (Apple Brandy)

¼ oz Maple Syrup

½ oz Lemon

Shake all ingredients together with ice, and strain into martini glass. Garnish with Lemon zest.

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