We love the creativity and fun of this apple cider cocktail, served in a fresh apple.
The recipe was developed by Eastern Standard Provisions, which sells the soft pretzels in the photo as well as the French Toast Sugar used for the rim.
We like this apple cider cocktail with brunch or as an after-dinner drink or dessert substitute.
The sweet sugar rim is satisfying instead of dessert, and of course, the apple should be eaten when the drink is gone.
Don’t want a vanilla-cider cocktail? Here are some other options to use an apple cup:
Ingredients For 6 Drinks
1. POUR the French Toast Sugar onto a clean plate, and wet rim of the apple cups with maple syrup. Place the rim apple cup into the sugar and twist to coat the rim.
2. FILL a shaker with ice, apple pie liqueur, vanilla vodka, apple juice and allspice. Shake well.
3. POUR the cider cocktail into apple cups, garnish with cinnamon sticks, and enjoy!
Cinnamon sticks and cassia sticks (here’s the difference; also see the photos) are pricey.
We really don’t like using them because they’re a garnish that isn’t eaten; it just gets thrown away unless you know that you can wash and reuse them.
*To make cinnamon sugar, thoroughly combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon. To approximate Eastern Provisions’ French Toast Sugar, use vanilla sugar instead of table sugar, and substitute 2 tablespoons of the vanilla sugar with 2 tablespoons of maple sugar.
†Chose a red apple variety with low or no browning: Ambrosia, Cameo, Cortland, Empire, Gala. Here’s why apples turn brown.
‡ A substitute for vanilla vodka is 1 cup regular vodka and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
‡‡ You’re probably buying cassia, not real cinnamon. Check out the difference.
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