Aaaah alcohol…er…I mean fall. Apple cider is such a welcome sight when fall comes. You can drink it alone, add it to savory dishes, add it to desserts and make mixed drinks with it. What a perfect fall beverage. I am having some friends over tomorrow and I want to serve a nice fall drink. So I had to experiment with some before I found the one that I like best. As a start, I wanted to combine the sweet cider with the bubbly ginger ale. I used spiced cider because, honestly, it saves me time. I don’t have to add cinnamon and such to the cider – because it is already there.
For the ginger ale, I used Fever Tree Premium Ginger Ale. I love the flavor of this ginger ale. Strong in ginger flavor. I suggest trying it if you get a chance, but it is not necessary for this drink. You can use your favorite ginger ale.
For the alcohol, I used ginger brandy. Sooooo good. If you have not tried ginger brandy, I suggest you find a reason to. I have used it in my apple sangria before and now I have more uses for it. The ginger brandy gave the drink a subtle kick without being too strong or overwhelming. It also blended well with both the ginger ale and the apple cider. This is the kind of drink I could sip all night…if I had to. I know that it will be a big hit with my guests.
I’ve written the directions for one drink and not four because sometimes you just want to come home after work and have one drink. I know that I just had to do math after work and trying to figure out 1/4 of the ingredients is just too much for me.
- 3 oz. spiced apple cider
- 2 oz. ginger ale
- 2 oz. Ginger Brandy
- apple slices for garnish
- In a shaker, combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Serve with apple slices.