I love the fall weather and with the fall weather comes the fall activities! Apple picking, pumpkin carving, hot cider and treats. There is no reason to not LOVE fall!
I went to the orchard a couple weeks back and spent the day enjoying the activities that were there. When I was young, I lived on a farm with an apple orchard out back, so I have always love finding the best apples on the tree. We spent so much time apple picking here and everyone really enjoyed it! There were so many varieties and so much to explore out there. I came home inspired by all things with apples and decided to play around with some drink recipes.
I headed to Pinterest to get some good ideas as to what to try out. I wanted something with a fun fall taste that was easy and refreshing. I found several Apple Cider Moscow Mule recipes and took ideas from there to create my own little recipe. I didn't measure anything to be honest, I just went for it based on my cup size. I have this copper cup from Target. It's 27 oz.
Unflavored vodka- I use UV Silver but you can use whichever you prefer, even flavored.
Ginger Beer- I use Saranac Ginger Beer, but there are many great brands out there.
Apple Cider- Louisburg Cider that I picked up from Hyvee. Use your favorite.
Fresh lime- Cut and squeeze juice into the cup, leaving the squeezed lime in the cup.
Sliced apples- I cut my apples horizontal to create a whole circle slice.
Cinnamon sticks- I used McCormick sticks of cinnamon, but use whatever you prefer.
Fill up your copper cup 1/4 with ice. Pour in 1-2 shots of vodka depending on your cup size. I used one full bottle of ginger beer, but should have used half to 3/4 of the bottle. I splashed in some cider and stirred with the cinnamon stick. After that, I squeezed in some fresh lime juice from my lime slices and then garnished with them. I tossed a couple apple slices in as well to keep up the apple flavor.
This drink is just a fun and easy fall cocktail to have with friends for your fall get togethers, whether it be a tailgate or Halloween party. You can even bring this drink to your Thanksgiving dinner!