Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October Cocktail: The Apple Crisp

A dear friend sent me this link for fall cocktails from the Huffington Post. The first one immediately caught my eye. It's called The Apple Crisp. Only I thought it would be much better with spiced rum instead of whiskey. So I had to have a taste test. It's the only way to really know which one is better! Hands down, the rum was the best. It made the drink so smooth. It really tastes just like an apple crisp!

Not surprisingly, the cinnamon simple syrup was really simple to make. Just boil some cinnamon sticks in water for 10 minutes and then add sugar, cook until dissolved. I found the recipe here on FoodNetwork.com. It also makes your kitchen smell super yummy.

Cinnamon Simple Syrup
I decided to serve this drink at a small dinner party I was hosting. I made a pitcher of it, chilled in the fridge and then served in martini glasses. It was a huge hit and perfect for a lovely, warm fall evening. You can also serve this warm in a mug, which would be fabulous on a cold night. (Hmmm, I'm feeling a bit chilly tonight, I might have to go fix a mug when I'm done writing this blog.)

The Apple Crisp
(my version adapted from Huff. Post)
(This is not a low-FODMAP recipe)

4 oz. apple cider
1 oz. spiced rum (such as Captain Morgan)
1/2 oz. cinnamon simple syrup
cinnamon stick for garnish

Mix in a rocks glass with ice, or shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. To make for a crowd, replace the ounces with cups (i.e. 4 cups apple cider, 1 cup spiced rum, 1/2 cup simple cinnamon syrup), mix in a pitcher and chill. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Dianne, for sharing this! It is a keeper!!