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Musselman’s “Best of Fall” Apple Cider Mocktail

As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, it’s time to celebrate the flavors of fall with a delicious apple cider mocktail. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing non-alcoholic drink for a family gathering or a cozy evening by the fire, this fall-inspired recipe will delight your taste buds. Dive into the world of autumn with this apple cider mocktail recipe, inspired by the PA Chamber’s “Best of Fall” competition.

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  • 2 Cups fresh apple cider
  • 1/2 Cup sparkling water
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Fresh rosemary sprig for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  1. Step 1
    Chill Your Glasses: Begin by placing your glasses in the freezer to chill. This will keep your mocktail refreshingly cool.

  2. Step 2
    Prepare the Honey Syrup: In a small saucepan, warm the honey and 1/4 cup of apple cider over low heat. Stir until the honey dissolves completely. Allow it to cool to room temperature.

  3. Step 3
    Assemble the Mocktail: In a pitcher, combine the remaining apple cider, sparkling water, and the honey syrup. Give it a gentle stir to combine all the elements.

  4. Step 4
    Add Ice and Sliced Fruit: Take your chilled glasses from the freezer and ice cubes. Drop a few slices of apple and a cinnamon stick into each glass.

  5. Step 5
    Pour and Garnish: Carefully pour the apple cider mocktail into each glass. For an extra touch of elegance, garnish your mocktails with a sprig of fresh rosemary. This not only adds a delightful fragrance but also enhances the visual appeal.

  6. Step 6
    Serve and Enjoy: Serve your apple cider mocktails immediately, and enjoy the blend of sweet apple cider, fizz from the sparkling water, and the warmth of honey and cinnamon.

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