Apple Ginger Sparkle Cocktail recipe perfectly showcases fall flavors, with the sour apple and the spicy ginger.
I have a bit of a confession to make, well really two confessions. The first which might offend a few of you. I pulled out my Christmas decorations. I know, I know how ridiculous is that this early and before Thanksgiving, but it all started when I stopped at Starbucks.
You see, my coffee maker broke and I have been struggling with the lack of caffeine in my life, so I made a run to the Starbucks store on my way home from a meeting. As I was leaving the Starbucks I peeked into the window of a local home decor shop and saw all their Christmas nick nacks were on display, so I thought I would go in and check it out. Yep, you know where this story is going, me leaving with bags of adorable Christmas decor, less money and an itch to start decorating for the holidays. Please forgive me for my faux pas, but it really is the coffee makers fault.
My second confession, I have a weakness for Maraschino cherries. I think I ate six in the making of this cocktail. Well, actually I ate all of them in the bowl that you see in the picture below and the two in the cocktail above. The Apple Ginger Sparkle Cocktail is a great way to enjoy vodka with a fall twist. The Sour Apple, and Ginger Beer are perfect for fall and the sweet cherry is well… the cherry on top. The perfect adult beverage to help celebrate the holidays.
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces sour apple liqueur
- Splash of Angostura Bitters
- Generous splash of chilled ginger beer
- 1-2 maraschino cherry
- Fresh Ice
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, liqueur and bitters and shake well.
- Strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
- Top with the ginger beer and the cherry or two.
- Drink and Enjoy