5 apple cider cocktails that make mean mocktails, too
These days, I look for a cocktail that's just as tasty without
the spirits. (Ah, how times have changed.) I like having yummy drinks on hand for pregnant friends, kids, and those who steer clear of alcohol. And I've figured out that the key to a great mocktail is a super delicious combination of mixers
that treat the booze as icing rather than the main treat. Using apple
cider as a base for your cocktail makes that simple.
don't believe me, check out these five impressive (and easy!) apple
cider drinks that are delicious as cocktails or
mocktails and perfect for this time of year. -Stacie
This Cider Rum Punch
Verses From My Kitchen makes me want to celebrate the holidays in
Jamaica--or at least drink like I am. To serve this, you'll have to make
a thyme simple syrup that (true to its name) is simple to make. (Like
boil water and sugar simple.) From there, it's an easy, yet genius act
of mixology. Leave the dark rum and bitters out for the non-drinkers--it'll be just as tasty, I promise.
Just the name of this drink alone makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside: Honeycrisp and Bourbon Spiced Cider
simple drink from the ladies behind Spoon Fork Bacon is a perfect
warm-you-up for any holiday gathering, big or small. Finish with a
splash of bourbon for the drinking folks and leave it out for the rest.
This Ginger-Spiced Cider
from Camille Style is similar to the bourbon cider from Spoon Fork
Bacon, but is mulled with orange juice instead of lemon and gets its
kick from brandy.
I admit that without alcohol this Apple Cider Sangria
How Sweet It Is is pretty much just apple cider with club soda and
chopped fruit. But would you complain about someone pouring that in your
cup? Me neither. And, hey, you can easily add pomegranate juice for a
splash of color.
This Apple Cider Hot Toddy
Cookie and Kate might be the ultimate winter drink. It's light, simple,
warm and perfect whether you are under the weather or feel like a
million bucks. You can spike this with rye whiskey or bourbon and,
either way, it would be killer served alongside nearly any of these
amazing holiday cookies
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