This October, instead of being bummed about Summer's departure, I've decided to get excited for Fall. I've changed the background on my phone to an image of autumnal flowers, I've searched FabSugar for Fall-look inspiration, I've decorated my house with white pumpkins, and most importantly, I've starting sipping this apple cocktail.
Apples are a quintessential ingredient at this time of year, thus a stimulating concoction made with apple cider and dark rum seems seasonally appropriate. Although the recipe is very easy, the resulting drink is complex, refreshing, and delicious. I recommend using a dark, rich rum like Jamaica's Appleton; it adds a welcoming depth of flavor. To embrace Fall, mix this cocktail!
1 1/2 ounces light or dark rum
3 ounces apple juice or cider
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup crushed ice
apple slice, optional for garnish
- Combine all ingredients except the peel in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
- Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an apple slice.
Makes 1 drink.
- Drinks, Cocktails