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Sparkling Ginger Hard Apple Cider

Sparkling Ginger Hard Apple Cider
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 12
Red Hot Holiday Trends - This fruity, sparkly, bubbly, big-batch cocktail gets its signature kick from hard cider, bourbon and ginger liqueur. It’s a modern take on punch that’s perfect for entertaining.
Updated December 7, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup bourbon or brandy
  • 3/4 cup ginger-flavored liqueur
  • 1/4 cup clear orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • Several dashes aromatic bitters
  • 4 bottles (12 oz each) hard apple cider, chilled
  • Ice chunks or ice cubes, if desired
  • Red apple slices

Steps

  • 1
    In pitcher or punch bowl, mix bourbon, liqueurs, maple syrup and bitters. Slowly add hard cider.
  • 2
    Carefully add ice. Garnish with apple slices.

  • Ginger-flavored liqueur is a sweetened spirit flavored with ginger. It can be found at specialty liquor stores.
  • Bourbon is an American corn-based whiskey while brandy is a liquor distilled from wine or other fermented fruit juice. Either works great in this recipe, so use your favorite!
  • Regular ice cubes are great for individual drinks but melt so quickly that they tend to water down large punch-sized drinks. Avoid watered-down punch by using large chunks of ice or, nesting the punch bowl or pitcher in a larger bowl of ice.
  • Cider is just pressed from fruit, most often apples. The fresh juice is called sweet cider; fermented juice is called hard cider. For this recipe, we used hard cider found in most liquor stores.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
5mg
0%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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