As the cool breeze of fall sets in and the leaves start to turn, it's the perfect time to indulge in a refreshing, autumn-inspired cocktail. Our Apple Spiced Spritz is the epitome of a salty and spicy vibe that'll have you embracing the coziness of the season. With a delightful combination of apple cider, sparkling wine, and a touch of spiced simple syrup, this recipe is perfect for sharing with friends and family. Let's make four servings of this delectable concoction!
Instructions:1. Prepare the Spiced Simple Syrup:
In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of water, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 2 cinnamon sticks, 8 whole cloves, and 8 allspice berries.
Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar fully dissolves.
Reduce the heat to low and allow the syrup to simmer for about 5 minutes, infusing it with the aromatic spices.
Remove the saucepan from heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.
Strain the spiced simple syrup into a container, discarding the spices. Any remaining syrup can be refrigerated for later use.
2. Create the Apple Spiced Spritz:
Fill four glasses with ice.
In each glass, pour 2 ounces of apple cider.
Add 1 ounce of club soda to each glass.
Pour 1/2 ounce of the spiced simple syrup into each glass. Adjust the sweetness to your liking, adding more or less syrup as desired.
Gently stir the ingredients in each glass to combine.
Top off each glass with 1 ounce of sparkling wine, such as Prosecco or Champagne.
Give each glass a final, gentle stir to mix everything together.
3. Garnish and Serve:
Finish your Apple Spiced Spritz with apple slices and a cinnamon stick in each glass.
Gather your friends and enjoy the salty and spicy vibes of the season with this delightful cocktail!
This Apple Spiced Spritz recipe, inspired by the changing seasons, is sure to bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart as you relish the flavors of autumn with loved ones. Cheers to savoring the moments and embracing the fall spirit!