Friday, October 10, 2014

Cider Cocktails

When the calendar says fall but the temps still say summer- this drink is perfect!  It is slightly sweet, and little tart and has bubbles. What more could you ask for in a cocktail?
3 oz. Apple Cider
1/2 tsp-1 tsp Cinnamon Simple Syrup*
Champagne or Prosecco
Pour apple cider in cinnamon-rimmed glass.  Add simple syrup. Stir.  Top with your choice of bubbly.  Stir and enjoy!

For Cinnamon Sugar Rimmed Glass
Lemon Wedge
Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on a plate and stir together until evenly combined. Go around the lip of a champagne flute with lemon slice so that a bit of juice gets all around. Place the glass lip side down in the cinnamon sugar on the plate.  When you pick it back up you will have a beautifully rimmed glass!
Cinnamon Simple Syrup*
In a small saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of water.  Add 3-4 cinnamon sticks.  Bring to a slow boil.  Simmer for 5-7 minutes or until it becomes a thick syrup consistency.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Strain through mesh strainer.  It will keep in refrigerator for a couple of weeks. It is also delicious in coffee!

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