We’re giving cocktails an autumn upgrade – just in time for Thanksgiving! By adding apples, maple syrup, and cinnamon, we captured the flavours of fall in a glass. So easy to make – a six ingredient maple apple cocktail perfect for any fall or Thanksgiving party!
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It might seem odd to add maple syrup to a cocktail, but seriously, try it! The syrup sinks to the bottom, so when you drink with a (environmentally responsible) straw you get a delicious sweet taste which nicely complements all the tartness of the apple. Perfect.
And this fall we have developed an obsession with cinnamon sticks as a garnish. Let the cinnamon soak in the cocktail while drinking and it will release spice in to the drink, changing the flavour as you go. If you’re feeling really adventurous, try lighting the end of the stick until it is smouldering – it will give another dimension by adding a smokey flavour.
What You’ll Need:
- Apple juice
- Maple syrup
- An apple corer
- A jigger or shot glass
- Cinnamon sticks
Fill your cocktail glass about halfway full with ice cubes.
Pour 2oz of apple juice in to the glass, over the ice.
Add 1tsp of maple syrup.
Throw in 1oz of vodka,
And then top it off with some prosecco.
We use an apple corer to make the ring garnish. If you don’t have one, no worries! You can cut a ring using a knife – or skip the rings and add thin cut apple slices instead. The taste of fresh apple is more important than the shape. 🙂
Finish by adding a cinnamon stick garnish. Let the cinnamon sit in the cocktail, the flavour will diffuse into the drink for a fabulous spicy flavour.
We really hope you and your guests love these Maple Apple Cocktails – we definitely enjoyed making them! Round out Thanksgiving this year with an apple theme and try our Baked Apples with Caramel and Brown Sugar for dessert.
Bubbly Maple Apple Cocktail
- 2 oz Apple juice
- 1 tsp Maple syrup
- 1 oz Vodka
- 6 oz Prosecco amount will vary, dependant on glass size
- 1 Cinnamon sticks garnish
- 1 Apples slice, garnish
- Fill a cocktail glass halfway full with ice
- Add apple juice, maple syrup and vodka
- Top up the glass with Prosecco
- Add a cinnamon stick and apple slice garnish
- The amount of Prosecco will vary, depending on the glass size, which could alter the total calorie count