This Fizzy Apple Cider Mocktail is a refreshing way to enjoy the season flavors in a sparkling clean beverage that will please adults as well as children.
Are you still recovering from all that Thanksgiving food?
I am totally recovering. I ate very, very well over the holiday.
We celebrated Thanksgiving twice this year. We celebrated Thanksgiving at home on Wednesday night with the full spread. We woke up on Thanksgiving to a gray, cold and drizzly day but we still bundled up and headed downtown to participate in the Turkey Trot 10K. I was cold all the way to my bones by the time we were done and couldn’t get home fast enough to a warm shower to thaw out.
We then headed to a friends house for Thanksgiving round two. They served up two turkey’s one cooked traditional style in the oven and the second turkey was cooked in a smoker.
Guys let me just tell both turkeys were delicious, BUT that smoked turkey was soo dang good. I highly recommend everyone cooking their turkey next year in a smoker. I assure you I definitely will be smoking our turkey next year.
Pre. or Post Thanksgiving Mocktail.
Since we are post-Thanksgiving I know you, me, and everyone else is thinking of getting our healthy eating game back on track.
Of course, planning ahead is the key to any healthy diet so if you like to enjoy a fizzy flavored drink.
I want to suggest Sparkling Glogg. A sparkling filtered water that is flavored with real fruit concentrate, honey, and herbs.
R.W. Knudsen Family® offers several different options of bottled fruit juices, vegetable juices, carbonated fruit juices and specialty items (including Recharge natural sports drinks). Why should you check them out? Because they are exclusively fruit juice sweetened. That means none of those sweaters we are all trying to avoid only sweetness from fruit, vegetables, and honey.
WHY YOU WANT TO MAKE THIS FIZZY APPLE CIDER MOCKTAIL.
To make this delicious fall drink I used some fresh sage leaves, smashing them to release their oils and flavor and then adding some organic apple cider that I received from my neighbor who has a small apple orchard and generously shares his bounty. Any organic apple cider will do. I shake the cider, sage, and fresh ice together in a shaker to infuse the flavors together. Pour that over a glass filled with fresh ice and then top it off with some Sparkling Glogg and a sprinkling of freshly ground nutmeg.
Serve with a wedge of apple to make extra pretty and fun.
Fizzy Apple Cider Mocktail
- 4 ounces Sparkling Glogg
- 4 ounces apple cider
- 2 leaves sage
- freshly grated nutmeg
- organic apple wedge
- fresh ice
- Add ice to two short glasses. Such as lowball glass.
- In a shaker place, two sage leaves and crush to release flavor.
- Add ice and apple cider a dash of nutmeg. Cover and shake vigorously.
- Pour over ice splitting between two glasses.
- Top with Sparkling Glogg.
- Sprinkle extra nutmeg over the top of each glass and add an apple wedge as garnish.
- Serve and Enjoy
24 comments on “Fizzy Apple Cider Mocktail”
The perfect holiday cocktail! I sooo love the sage in this drink – nice! PS I really need to participate in a Turkey Trot next year — so much indulgence for the day!
Thanks Patricia. Yep getting out there and moving first thing in the morning made all that food and drink not feel so guilty!
This sounds so refreshing, yet warm & cozy at the same time! 🙂 And I wonder if I can convince the husband to smoke our turkey next Thanksgiving? We have an electric smoker. Hmmmmm… 😉
You gotta try a smoked turkey Carrie, it was so good. This little fun mocktail was quite refreshing.