Apple Ginger Fizz with Bourbon and Apricot
a cocktail recipe
by Karyn Maier
Karyn Maier is a freelance writer and creator specializing in natural wellness, the botanical arts, and culinary creations that use herbs and spices. She has written for many industry and consumer publications in both new and traditional media, including ePregnancy, Fitness Link, Club Mom, Let's Live, Natural Living Today, Real Woman, The Herb Quarterly, American Fitness, Mother Earth News, Delicious!, Better Nutrition, etc. She is also the author of several books on using herbs, and a contributor to cookbooks. Ms. Maier is frequently interviewed as an expert by national magazines, including Real Simple and Mother Earth Living. She has also been a guest on several radio talk shows such as Gary Null's Natural Living, The Deborah Ray Show and Martha Stewart Living.
Sometimes we crave the taste of hot cider but want something cold and refreshing. This version gets a twist from a shot of cold ginger ale and is served over ice.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 5 M
TOTAL | 5 M
| 6 oz
Combine the apple juice, bourbon, mulling spice, crystallized ginger, and chopped apricot in a large microwave safe mug. Microwave for 1 ½ minutes. Strain off the liquid into a mug or heat-proof glass. Let cool for 5 minutes. Top off with a splash of cold ginger ale. Add ice, if you wish.
*Don't have a microwave?
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer; strain.
Skip the bourbon to make this drink kid-friendly.
Mulling spice mixes vary widely in their formulation. Our mix is made many of some popular inclusions: cinnamon chips, orange peel, cloves, allspice, cardamom, and star anise.
Crystallized ginger root is tender and sweet with a spicy bite. Add small cubes of crystallized ginger to dishes for chewy texture and a bit of sweet spiciness.
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