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