The first day of Fall 2014 is next Tuesday! I’m not one of those people that gets all giddy about sweaters and boots and whatever else, because I like the hot summer. But, I will admit, Fall has its perks. For one, the leaves are starting to change here in West Virginia and I moved here last fall in early Novemeber and the changing leaves, along with the mountains, were probably some of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Second, it’s time for apple and pumpkin EVERYTHING. I am kind of tired of all these pumpkin-bashers lately. If you don’t like to pumpkin-ize everything, then don’t! Let us pumpkin-lovers be happy in this one time of year we can rejoice. This post is actually about apple, though. Sorry! (I’m not really sorry.)
Caramel Cider Cocktail Recipe:
2 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum (or whatever spiced rum floats your boat)
4 oz. apple cider
1/4 teaspoon caramel coffee syrup
Cinnamon stick and apple wedges for garnish
Fill your 8-oz. glass up with ice. Pour the rum, cider and syrup over the ice. Stir and top with apple slices and a cinnamon stick.
I recommend dunking the cinnamon stick into the drink and letting it sit for a bit! The flavor isn’t overpowering, but you get a great sniff of cinnamon before every sip.
ps. Eat those drunken apple slices when your drink is gone. Basically that makes this drink healthy.