Saturday, October 15, 2011

Apple Cider Ginger Punch

I know I just posted an apple-related recipe, but let's be honest.

Fall is my favorite season, and I have no self control.  

I heard a commercial for Dunkin' Donuts' pumpkin products on the radio the other day that made me laugh.  This guy goes to order, and finds out the pumpkin flavor is only available for a limited time during fall.  So he wants to load up on pumpkin donuts & muffins... in some random lady's purse and also some other guy's briefcase.  Plus a dump truck for the coffee.

You kinda have to hear it to find it amusing, but I was thinking OMG, that's so me.

I tend to go a little overboard during fall.  I want to make everything pumpkin & apple.

I've been able to restrain myself fairly well thus far, but I can't sit on this drink any longer.  It's too good.  

If you've never had ginger beer, it's a non-alcoholic beverage that's really just ginger ale with lots of ginger.  My dad & my stepmom introduced me to it, apparently it's popular in Bermuda.  I found this Jamaican kind in our local grocery store.

I was having trouble deciding if I liked this better with vodka or spiced rum, though.  I eventually decided on vodka.  But tell me what you think?

Apple Cider Ginger Punch

  • 2 oz. good-quality vodka 
  • 2 oz. apple cider
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • club soda (I actually used unsweetened pomegranate seltzer) 
  • apple slices (optional)

Combine vodka, apple cider, and ginger beer.  Pour over glass filled with ice.  Top off with club soda & apple slices, if desired.  Makes one drink.

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  1. You can NEVER go wrong with apples in the fall!!

  2. That sounds so delicious! I will have to give this a try!

  3. oh my word! This could get dangerous!!! Love this!!!

  4. Yay I have all of these things. I am so making this tonight? By the way have you ever tried the Maine Root brand of Ginger Beer? It's soooo good.

  5. @Lindsey@Lindselicious No, I haven't! I just Googled it though and it looks awesome :) I'll have to look for it at the store!

  6. There's no such thing as too many apple recipes!

  7. I have the same addiction as you... I have been making EVERYTHING pumpkin and have just merged over to apple. I just can't get enough and it just brings out the festiveness in the season.
    Love your blog!!!
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

  8. I am banking this recipe for our christmas dinner drink!!

    Its not too early to start planning christmas right ;) This just looks too good.

  9. I made this for a halloween party about a month ago and everyone loved it! The apple slices soaked up a lot of the alcohol by the end of the night so I was a little taken aback when I devoured an entire slice in one bite but it was still delicious. Definitely making this again.

  10. @Ally I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! A few vodka-soaked apple slices never hurt anyone ;)


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