• November 20, 2014

    Holiday Spiced Apple Cocktail

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    I know it’s still November, but it’s Christmas in my heart – so today, we have a Christmas cocktail!

    We’re going to India in a few weeks, and we won’t be celebrating on the 25th. Therefore, I consider it fully appropriate that the garland is hung, strings of coloured bulbs are lit, and Michael Bublé is crooning soulfully throughout the apartment about how all he wants for Christmas is me.

    If you’re not feeling merry just yet, it doubles as an excellent Thanksgiving or fall dinner party cocktail. I love the gorgeous holiday flavours of apple cider and spice, and the generous pour of warming bourbon.

    Served ice cold, it’s just sweet enough to be reeeeeally easy to drink, without being sticky or cloying.

    Apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon and bourbon, shaken over ice, served with an apple slice (see how it’s naturally adorned with a festive little star?) – that’s all you need, and soon you’ll be hanging stockings and enjoying a luscious earful of the Bube.

    (Yes, that’s pronounced “Boob” – that’s what we call Bublé here in his hometown. With abundant affection, of course.)

    When do you start celebrating Christmas? Do you have a favourite holiday cocktail?

    Holiday Spiced Apple Cocktail

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 1 cocktail
    Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

    Ingredients

    • 3 oz apple cider
    • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
    • 3/4 oz maple syrup
    • 1/8 tsp cinnamon + more to garnish
    • Ice
    • 1 apple sliced thinly crosswise, seeds removed, to garnish*

    Instructions

    • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake, shake, shake until the outside becomes frosty, then strain into a glass. Top with apple round and dust with cinnamon using a fine sieve.
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    Hi, I'm Jennifer Pallian, BSc, RD. I studied cooking, baking and food chemistry in a university lab, have years of experience as a professional test kitchen recipe developer and providing technical baking support to bakeries and home bakers. Want to know why your bread didn't rise? I've got your back.I now work full-time as a blogger, putting the years of science and baking to work right here. On Foodess, I share the best recipes in my arsenal - tested-till-PERFECT recipes for cozy baking, easy recipes for weeknight meals and delicious globally-inspired comfort food, plus lots of science-based cooking and baking tips. Welcome!

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