Tag Archives: Apple Cocktails

Halloween Party Perfect Apple Cocktails

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and we have five delicious apple cocktails to help you celebrate Autumn

MELBOURNE APPLE SOUR


Ingredients

Melbourne Apple sour
  • 2 ounces Starward Two-Fold Whisky
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce egg white
  • Apple cider, to top

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients except for the apple cider in a shaker without ice.
  2. Shake vigorously to whip up the egg whites. Then add ice and shake again until very cold.
  3. Double strain into a coupe glass and float apple cider on top.

COLD COMFORT


Ingredients

Cold Comfort
  • 1 ½ ounces Crystal Head Vodka
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 4 ounces apple cider
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add Crystal Head Vodka, dark rum and apple cider with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 10 – 15 seconds.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass with ice.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick, finely grated cinnamon, and thinly sliced apple.

ZAYA APPLE GINGER


Zaya Apple Ginger

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Zaya Gran Reserva
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ¼ ginger syrup
  • 1 ½ ounces apple cider
  • Ice (for shaking)
  • Crushed ice (for serving)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well with ice.
  2. Strain into a Collins glass over crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint & a lime wheel

TANTEO TEQUILA MEXICAN SPICED APPLES


Tanteo Tequila Mexican Spiced Apples

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
  • 2 ounces fresh apple juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Shake well and pour into a ice-filled Rocks Glass.
  3. Garnish with apple slice and cinnamon.

THREE SPIRIT MULLED CIDER SOCIAL ELIXIR


Serves 7

Three Spirit Mulled Social Cider

Ingredients

  • 1 liter non-alcoholic apple cider
  • 7 fl ounces Social Elixir
  • 3 lemon wheels
  • 3 orange wheels
  • 1 stick of cinnamon, broken into pieces
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 black cardamom, cut open
  • 5 allspice berries, crushed

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan or soup kettle and heat gently until steaming.
  2. Serve.

A large-batch cider that keeps the good vibes of the party going – without the alcohol. Made with Three Spirit Social Elixir, Cacoa, Lion’s Mane Mushrooms and Damiana – raises the spirits for a blissful mood.

Cacao Euphoric heart opener
Cacao raises spirits, eases the soul and encourages connections. Full-bodied and bittersweet with a curious savory bite, its balancing effect keeps you blissful and tuned-in.
Lion’s ManeThe potent nootropic saprotroph
Lion’s Mane has been used for centuries for its nootropic properties and its delicate taste. cultivated on sustainable beds, it keeps you focused while you make new memories.
Damiana – Ancient Mexican aphrodisiac
Damiana has been used for centuries by people aiming to access their subconscious and induce lucid dreams. Floaty, flirty, with a deliciously unique aromatic flavor.

party perfect harvest cocktails

Maple, caramel, apples ~ the flavors and aroma of fall.

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau

Harvest parties, Halloween and Thanksgiving are all just around the corner and of course it’s never too early to begin planning your cocktail menus. Over the next couple of weeks we will share our favorite fall cocktails with you and of course you can always find more in our printed page.

All of these work well for small gatherings or large groups and if you are having friends over to watch the game on the big screen or even just kicking back by the evening fire, these autumn-inspired cocktails are perfection.

Below are three recipes to help get you in the mood for fall whether it’s a drink for one or cocktails for 25. Enjoy!

Spiced Apple

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tap-spiced-appleIngredients

  • 1 ounce Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
  • 2 ounces Ginger Beer
  • 2 ounces Apple Cider

Directions

Build all ingredients in a rocks glass with ice and stir.  Garnish with a wedge of apple.

Caramel Apple Sangria

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Serves 25-30

caramel-apple-sangria_pr2Ingredients

  • 1 (750ml) btl Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
  • 2 btls sparkling wine or champagne
  • 1 quart fresh apple cider
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks

Directions

Combine vodka, apple cider and cinnamon in a punch bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes. Add an ice block and apple slices. Pour into glasses and top with chilled sparkling wine.

Plymouth Punch

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Serves 25

plymouth-punchIngredients

  • 1 (750ml) btl Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
  • 1 (750ml) btl Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup lemonade

Directions

Add all ingredients to a punch bowl with ice.   Stir well to chill and dilute.  Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.  Garnish with cranberries, apple, orange, and lemon slices**.  Serve out into punch glasses.

**Optional – Stud fruit with cloves.


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Delicious Fastnachts and a Sparkling Hot Toddy

If you’re craving something sweet with zero sugar and a lot of flavor, you’ve stopped at the right place. Sparkling ICE has shared a dazzling recipe for Fastnacht Day (AKA Fat Tuesday)– the annual Pennsylvania Dutch celebration that falls on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. The tradition is to eat the very best foods, and lots of it, before the Lenten fast.

Fastnachts (pronounced fost-nokts) are a type of German donuts, and I wanted to share a recipe for a version made with Sparking ICE – much lighter than the traditional potato-based recipe. They are easy to make, light and crispy, and delicious!

Keeping with the delightful apple theme, the Sparkling ICE Hot Toddy will keep you warm until spring arrives. Light a fire, whip up a couple of toddies and snuggle in. Cheers!

Fastnachts

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sparkling-ice-apple-donuts-300-dpiIngredients

The Donuts

  • 1 cup Crisp Apple Sparkling ICE
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • ½ cup Splenda Sugar Blend
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1½ cups Splenda Sugar Blend
  • ½ cup ground cinnamon

Directions

Part 1:  Making the donut dough

  • In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together, on medium high-speed for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time until combined.  Slowly pour in the milk and half of the Crisp Apple Sparkling ICE to the mixing bowl.
  • With the mixer on slow speed add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until just combined. The dough should look shaggy.
  • Slowly pour in the remaining amount of Crisp Apple Sparkling ICE on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Part 2:  Dough storage

  1. Tear 2 pieces of parchment paper the size of a baking sheet.
  2. Line the first piece of parchment on a clean baking sheet and heavily dust with flour.
  3. Turn out the dough onto the floured parchment and press evenly till it’s about 3/4 inch thick.  (If the dough seems too sticky flour your hands before pressing.) 
  4. Lightly flour the top of the dough and place the second piece of parchment over the dough.  Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

Part 3:  Frying donuts

  1. In a deep-frying pan, heat enough oil to come up 2 inches from the bottom to 375 degrees using a candy thermometer.
  2. Gently peel the top piece of parchment off the dough.
  3. Using a floured donut cutter, punch out dough and place in hot oil.
  4. Fry on each side for 2-3 minutes or until light brown.  Adjust the heat if needed.  Scoop on paper towel lined baking tray.

Part 4:  Finishing donuts

  1. Combine cinnamon and Splenda in a large bowl.
  2. While the donuts are still warm, toss with cinnamon and Splenda mixture until evenly coated.
  3. Serve warm.

Sparkling Apple Hot Toddy

hot-toddy-2Ingredients

  • 6 oz. Crisp Apple Sparkling ICE
  • 1 ½ oz. whisky or apple brandy
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Cinnamon stick, allspice cloves, and apple slices for garnish

Preparation

  • Coat the bottom of a glass coffee cup with honey. Add whisky or brandy
  • Heat Crisp Apple Sparkling ICE in a small sauce pot
  • Pour hot Sparkling ICE into glass. Stir to combine ingredients
  • Garnish with cinnamon stick, allspice cloves, and apple slices

Red Carpet Couture Inspired Cocktails

Award Season is in full swing, so it’s time to roll out the red carpet.

Celebrate the upcoming Oscars by hosting your own viewing party with cocktails, appetizers and great friends to watch your favorite celebrities strut their couture on the red carpet. No viewing party is complete without delicious cocktails and under-age friendly mocktails, so sip in style during the trendiest season with these Award Season inspired sips.

 Sparkling Ice and Coco Joy have sent us their favorite Oscar recipes and Red Carpet Ready with Prosecco is out of this world! Find your favorite flavor and enjoy!

Best Dressed Blueberry

Blueberry PomIngredients

  • 4 oz. Blueberry Pomegranate Sparkling Ice
  • 2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
  • Blueberries
  • Pomegranate Seeds

Add a splash of vodka or prosecco for a cocktail modification

Directions

  1. Fill a glass with Blueberry Pomegranate Sparkling Ice
  2. Add pomegranate juice
  3. Top with 5-6 blueberries and a small handful of pomegranate seeds
  4. Stir to combine

Red Carpet Ready

sparkling ice cranberry-apple cider punchIngredients

  • 4 cups apple cider, chilled
  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
  • 2 cups Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple, chilled
  • 1 can (12oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate
  • Apple slices for garnish
  • Rosemary cranberry sprig for individual garnish, as shown in image, or float fresh or frozen cranberries in punch bowl

Add a splash of vodka or prosecco for a cocktail modification

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients and let sit overnight
  2. Serve chilled, garnish with rosemary cranberry sprig

Black Cherry Bombshell

Black Cherry BombshellIngredients

  • Frozen black cherries
  • 1½ oz. Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 oz. Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry

Directions

  1. Crush cherries into bottom of a glass
  2. Pour bourbon then Sparkling Ice over crushed cherries and ice
  3. Add more cherry for garnish

 

Celebrity Colada

Celebrity ColadaIngredients

  • ½ crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 cups cold Coco Joy Water
  • 2 limes

Directions

  1. Combine pineapple, ice, vodka and Coco Joy Water in a blender and pulse until smooth
  2. Garnish with limes

 

All recipes provided by Sparkling Ice and Coco Joy Water.