Ginger-Cinnamon Apple Cider Fake-tini
Do you enjoy a good cocktail now and then?
Or are you pregnant and just desperately craving an ice-cold beer?
Oh that’s just me. And Julia.
Friday–the day that was made for cocktails. To help Barb celebrate a whole year of cocktail Fridays, a few of us are offering up some of our own cocktails for a little party! And there are lots of fun prizes over on Barb’s site!
Being the pregnant blogger, I’m bringing a “mocktail” to the party. For those who don’t drink…or can’t. Shouldn’t. Whatever.
And I put ginger in it. Because if I’m going to play along with a fancy drink–it might as well help with my 24/7 nausea, right? And it just had to be fall-inspired. I’m obsessed. I love fall!
Ginger Cinnamon Apple Cider Fake-tini
Yield: 1 Fake-tini
Total Time: 10 minutes
This mocktail with ginger, cinnamon, and apple cider is perfect for a fall party.
Ginger-Cinnamon Simple Syrup (makes extra):
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cinnamon sticks
~1-2 inches of ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
For one Fake-tini:
2 tablespoons of Ginger-Cinnamon Simple Syrup
1 cup apple cider
ice for mixing
cinnamon sugar for rimming the glass
apple slice or cinnamon stick to garnish (optional)
For the syrup
1. Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely and strain to remove ginger and cinnamon.
For the Fake-tini
1. Prepare martini glass by wetting the rim with apple cider and then dipping in cinnamon-sugar.
2. Add ice to martini shaker. Pour in cider and simple syrup. Shake and pour into prepared glass. Garnish with apple slice or cinnamon stick.
Verdict: I loved this! It was the perfect girly treat for this pregnant lady.
Husband’s take: Oh I was supposed to share? He wouldn’t be caught dead in public drinking this–plus he’d much rather have a beer I’m sure.
Changes I would make: Well…if I wasn’t pregnant…rum? Whiskey?
Don’t forget to head to Barb’s site and check out all the fabulous cocktails today and enter to win some terrific prizes!