Apple Cocktails For Fall!

An apple a day keeps the Dr. away right? Well, these apple cocktails for fall will surely make you happy, and happiness is the way to better health, so drink up, but please pair responsibly!

Apple Cider BelliniAppleCiderBellini_1468x974

Bottle of Prosecco DOC

¼ oz Fig-infused vodka/liquor

¾ cup Apple cider

Powdered cinnamon

Granulated sugar

Method: Pour a splash of the fig vodka into a shaker and add ¾ cup of cider to the mix. Shake to combine. Set out your champagne flutes, and pour the cider mixture about ¼ of the way into each glass. Top with Prosecco and serve. Really want to sweeten things up? Add a cinnamon-sugar rim for a festive touch.

Basil-Apple FizzBasil apple bellini_1468x2058

1/8 Granny Smith Green Apple (Chopped)

4/8 oz lemon juice

1 oz agave nectar

2 basil leaves

4 oz Prosecco DOC

Method: Muddle all of the above ingredients and add 4 oz of Prosecco DOC. Shake and Serve in a highball. If using sparkling water Stir it don’t shake it.

Green Apple CupGreen Apple Cup

1 ½ oz Amaro Lucano

1 ½ oz green apple juice

1 ½ oz ginger ale

Method: Mix the drink directly in the glass and serve with a slice of cucumber, a slice of lemon and orange, a sprig of mint and ice.

Heated Affair

2 oz Partida Anejo TequilaPartida_Heated_Affair

6 oz Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Heavy Cream

Method: In a small warm wine glass add Tequila and hot apple cider. Float heavy cream. Garnish: Grate fresh Nutmeg over cream.

Apple Cider Preparation: In a pot add Organic Apple Juice. Add winter spices like Cloves, Cinnamon Stick, All Spice, and Orange Peel. Start of by adding a few cloves one cinnamon stick etc so as to find the right-spiced apple cider flavor. You can always add more spice later. Bring everything to a low heat for about 15mins. Taste for flavor. When the desired flavor is reached then take off stove. Strain out all the spices and orange peel. Serve warm and enjoy!

The Maple AppleThe Maple Apple_1468x2214

1 ¼ oz Brandy

¼ oz Nectar P.X. Sherry Wine

½ oz Calvados Boulard (Apple Brandy)

¼ oz Maple Syrup

½ oz Lemon

Method: Shake all ingredients together with ice, and strain into martini glass. Garnish with Lemon zest.

*Keep an eye out for some Sherry pairings this fall!

 

 

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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