Guess what, guys? Fall is officially upon us! And for those of you still clinging to the last bits of summer: the equinox is tomorrow, time has defeated you, give in.
We are shifting over to fall here at The Woman At The Bar too, and to start it all off we kindly present to you the Harvest Apple Fizz!
Apples and cinnamon represent fall to us more than any other two flavors, and a good fresh apple that has been soaked in rum, and placed in a drink with cinnamon and other spices? Well, that is just too good to pass up.
For the Harvest Apple Fizz, you will need:
- 1/4 apple, chopped (any variety except Granny Smith)
- 2 oz young, overproof rum (to soak the apples)
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz cinnamon simple syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon minced ginger (from a jar is fine)
- 2 oz spiced rum
- 1 1/2 oz seltzer water
First things first, chop up your apple, place it in a small air-tight container, and pour over your overproof rum. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. The longer it soaks, the better it will be.
Now, gather up the rest of your ingredients, plus your jiggers, fruit press, cocktail shaker, fine mesh strainer, and tall serving glass.
Juice your lemon and measure out 1 oz of juice, pour it into the shaker glass.
Now follow that with 1 oz of cinnamon syrup. (for the recipe, click here)
Add in a lump of minced ginger. This stuff if very concentrated, so do not use more than 1/8th of a teaspoon. This is why you will need both a traditional strainer and a fine mesh strainer — you do not want little ginger bits making it into the final drink.
Last but not least, add in your 2 oz spiced rum.
Before you shake, scoop your apples into the bottom of your serving glass, and set it aside.
Now add ice to your shaker and shake that baby for 20-30 seconds.
Add ice to your serving glass, and using both the traditional and fine strainer, strain your drink into the glass.
Top it off with a shot of seltzer, and you are ready to go!
Delicious, refreshing, and way better than a Pumpkin Spice Latte.