Apple Cider

Grace Wenzel

Friday Finds 9.5

Happy Friday, Delish Dish! So I wore a sweater to work this morning, which, in my mind, means fall is here! One of my favorite annual traditions is going to the apple orchard each year and drinking incredible apple cider. So I thought I’d search around and find some new ways to enjoy apple cider, the great fall drink!

If you’re looking for a “grown-up” way to enjoy apple cider, you’ll love this Pumpkin Apple Cider cocktail. The Blond Cook combines pumpkin pie vodka, apple cider, and club soda for an easy-to-make fall drink.

Cupcakes are really the best way to satisfy your cravings. (They’re small so they have less calories, right?) Lady Behind the Curtain brings the best fall flavors in these Apple Cider Maple Spice Cupcakes. Yum-o!

If you’re a regular reader of my Friday Finds, you know how much I love breakfast foods. Add A Pinch combines everything that is good and holy in fall flavors and breakfast trends in these Apple Cider Waffles.

I’m all about trying new margarita recipes and when the weather decides to heat back up again, (because it always does) Fabtastic EatsApple Cider Margaritas will be the perfect way to cool off!

What kind of apple cider post would this be if I didn’t include a fantastic Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts recipe? Thanks, Eat.Drink.Love. for the great ideas!

Happy (almost) fall, y’all! Enjoy these yummy recipes and let me know what other fall flavors you’re craving!

Warmly,

Grace


Michael Wurm, Jr.

Apple Cider Punch Martini

I’m always on the lookout for unique ideas for cocktails Throw in a seasonal twist and that instantly makes it a winner in my book. As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches and get-togethers with family and friends abound, it’s always helpful to have a deliciously fresh cocktail idea in your back pocket when you hear you the doorbell ring.

Today I’m pulling inspiration from BHG’s recipe for Apple Cider Punch. Being a fan of the always classy martini, I’m upping the ante a smidge and turning this punch into a martini.


With an apple cider base, this martini is perfect for the fall. The touch of citrus gives it a flavor that is bright and fresh.

My favorite addition to this drink, however, is the splash of sparkling wine or champagne to finish it off. The bubbles dress this drink up for any fall holiday celebration.

To keep things simple, I garnished this martini with a few slices of fresh apple. I love the way the bubbles gather around the slices. It’s a clear sign that you are in for a treat. Now, let me tell you how to mix one of these up.

Here’s what you’ll need for one martini:
3 ounces apple cider
2 ounces orange juice
1 ounce vodka
Lemon wedge
1 ounce sparkling white wine or champagne
Fresh apple, sliced

In a shaker filled with ice, add apple cider, orange juice, vodka, and the juice from one lemon wedge. Shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass, leaving room at the top for a splash of sparkling white wine. Float an apple slice or two in the martini as a garnish.

And that’s it, friends. A delicious martini with all the flavors of fall and a little bubbly to boot! It certainly will be a star at your next party.

Happy Mixing!
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm