Monday, September 25, 2017

Autumn Apple Sipper #Sponsored #AppleWeek

This post written by me on behalf of the sponsors of #AppleWeek. 
Products for recipe development and review were provided; prizes were donated for the giveaway, 
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This recipe is intended for readers 21 years and older. Please drink responsibly.

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Autumn Apple Sipper

Today is Johnny Appleseed's birthday! Did you know that Johnny Appleseed (his actual name is John Chapman) didn't plant eating apples? He cultivated apples suitable for making hard cider. So, in his honor, I decided to share an alcoholic apple libation. While I didn't make my own hard cider, I did fresh-press some apple juice and I used it in a tasty beverage for adults!


Tart, slightly sweet and smooth with a fruity apple forward taste, this drink is filled to the brim with warm autumn flavors. It's perfect for the season! Quick note: while gin, or bourbon, are my spirits of choice, my husband prefers rum. So, I made a version for him that just swapped out the gin for rum. It worked just as well, so feel free to substitute for whatever you prefer. Cheers!

Ingredients makes 1 cocktail
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces apple juice (click for my Fresh-Pressed Apple Juice)
  • 1/2 t pure vanilla extract (I used Rodelle's pure vanilla extract)
  • sparkling water
  • cubed, peeled, and diced apples (I used Rainier Fruit Honeycrisps)
  • Also needed: ice, cocktail shaker
  • Optional Garnishes: organic fresh thyme sprigs; organic chamomile blossoms
Procedure
Combine gin, apple juice, and vanilla extract in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Strain into your serving glass. Top with sparkling water.



Float diced apples in the cocktail and garnish with sprigs of thyme and chamomile blossoms, if using. Enjoy!

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5 comments:

  1. If it ever cools off around here I am going to make this to sip around a bonfire.

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  2. Great nod to Johnny Appleseed!

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  3. What a delicious sipper and a perfect ode to Johnny Appleseed!

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