Spiked Apple Cider Floats

MogoBlog MogoLicious Tasty Tip of the Day:  Spiked Apple Cider Floats: simple, crazy delicious, and the perfect drink to enjoy this autumn, in cocktail form!

Spiked Apple Cider Floats

Ingredients for the Cinnamon Simple Syrup:

    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 cinnamon stick

Ingredients for the Spiked Apple Cider Floats:

    • 2 cups apple cider, chilled
    • 1/4 cup cinnamon simple syrup
    • 1/4 cup applejack or apple schnapps
    • 2 tablespoons bourbon
    • 5-6 scoops vanilla ice cream (you can use store-bought, or make your own!)

 Instructions for Cinnamon Simple Syrup:

    1. Combine the water, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan.
    2. Place over medium-high heat, and allow to cook until the sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. this should take about 2-3 minutes.
    3. As soon as the sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.
    4. When the simple syrup is cool, strain through a fine mesh sieve into a clean container, cover and store in the fridge until ready to use.

 Instructions for Spiked Apple Cider Floats:

    1. Place two mugs in the freezer about an hour before you’d like to serve the floats. everyone loves a frosty mug!
    2. Place 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream in each mug, depending on how much ice cream you like.
    3. In a small pitcher or cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider, cinnamon simple syrup, applejack and bourbon. shake to combine.
    4. Pour the apple cider over top the ice cream in the mugs.
    5. Garnish with a cinnamon stick (totally optional!), and serve with a straw and a spoon. enjoy!


    • This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, quadrupled…

Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time:  2 minutes

Yields:  2 MogoBox.com Mug with Attitude servings

From:  http://foodpluswords.com/2011/09/spiked-apple-cider-floats/

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