Spiked Market Cider
This cider-based cocktail from Union Square Cafe in New York has seasonal allure. It’s lip-smacking and attractive. They make vats of it in the restaurant and keep it chilled, but the recipe is easily to scaled down to reproduce at home. Come spring you might replace the Demerara syrup with maple syrup.
- Serves: 2 persons
- 1cup nonalcoholic cider
- 3ounces applejack
- 2ounces gin
- 1tablespoon lemon juice
- ½tablespoon Demerara simple syrup (see note), or maple syrup
- Dash Angostura bitters
- Crushed ice
- Pinch nutmeg
- 10thin apple slices for garnish
Step 1Combine cider, applejack, gin and lemon juice in a jar or pitcher. Stir in simple syrup and add bitters. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Step 2Fill 2 old-fashioned glasses with crushed ice. Pour in cider mixture. Dust with a little nutmeg and poke apple slices into the ice for garnish.