TGIF || Fall inspired Spiced Apple Cider cocktail

September 15, 2017

Hey everyone, it's finally Friday.

 

I feel like this has been the longest-short week of my life. I couldn't wait until today. I don't know about you, but I plan on throwing on sweats and sitting on the couch under a fuzzy blanket until Sunday night! 

 

Tonight, I created a fall inspired cocktail with Apple Cider. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Being in the South during the fall makes me miss my family more than anything. Every year since Sophia has been born we get the whole family together and go apple and pumpkin picking! My family and I have such a great time together. We joke, we laugh, we argue, and most importantly we eat out afterwards. When we get home my mother-in-law always bakes the best apple pie. It's so much fun creating these memories with each other, especially for Sophia. I wouldn't trade these moments for the world. I hold all of my fall memories with my family so close to my heart. These are definitely traditions we will continue to keep up with as the years go on. While creating this drink I couldn't help but think of my beautiful family and all the fun fall festivities we've done together. I may have added a little special bonus at the end of this post. Stay tuned! 

 

Ingredients: 

3 oz. White Rum 

Cinnamon infused Simple Syrup (recipe below)

Sugar

Fresh Apple Cider

Fresh Mint Leaves 

Cinnamon Sticks

Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture (for rim garnish) 

Apple Slices (for garnish)

Ice  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Syrup directions: 

Boil a 1/2 cup of water. In glass measuring cup add 2 cinnamon sticks. Pour 1/2 of boiling water over cinnamon sticks. Add 1/2 cup of sugar. Stir mixture well and let the simple syrup cool down. 

 

Spiced Apple Cider: 

 

Wet rim of two mason jar and dip rim into cinnamon sugar mixture. Muddle desired amount of fresh mints. Add to bottom of glasses. Add ice. Pour 1.5 ounces of white rum of your choice over ice. Add 1 ounces of cinnamon infused simple syrup. Top with fresh Apple Cider and stir until mixed/chilled. Add more ice if desired. Garnish with mint leaves and cinnamon stick. Enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know on Friday nights I tend to keep things short and sweet but tonight I had to add a little extra. Like I mentioned before, this time of year means so much to me because of the memories I've made with my beautiful family. I truly get home sick around this time because I miss them all so much. I had to share with you some of my favorite photos from our Apple and Pumpkin picking adventure last year! Hope you enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to wish all of my readers a wonderful and safe weekend!  

 

 

XOXO,

 

KG 

 

 

 

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