Vodka cocktails are indeed trendy. Be it on an evening alone or a houseful with relatives and friends, vodka cocktails can make a favorite drink.
What’s fun about this drink is that there is so much that you can experiment with and so many new ingredients to try out with it for a drink you can enjoy when alone or served at a party.
One of them is apple cider, commonly enjoyed in the fall as this is the time you can add seasonal flavors that make it the perfect drink that one can enjoy on a cold night outdoors or over a thanksgiving meal.
What Is Apple Cider?
This is nothing but a non-alcoholic beverage that is extracted from apples. Unlike apple juice, it is not sweet, filtered, or pasteurized. It is for this reason that it is a common favorite in cocktails, something that you must not miss this year.
Of course, we all love apple juice, and there is the fact that there are a host of recipes that come to mind when the apple season is here, but then, if you have never experimented with vodka and apple cider, we suggest that you try it once.
You will definitely not want to leave it out from the list of things you want to do the next time the fall with the apple season is here.
Two of the best things that you can add here are figs and cinnamon, which are common at this time of the year. This is the time when the figs are fresh, and you will notice the difference that fresh figs can make to your vodka cocktail.
Try to make it more fun by going and plucking fresh figs. All the better to add to the excitement of your vodka preparation, isn’t it?
The cinnamon will contribute to giving your drink a spicy flavor that is great to enjoy at this time of year, be it thanksgiving or over Christmas turkey.
Try it once, and this drink is soon going to be a seasonal craving and yearly favorite drink that you won’t be able to do without each year. You’re going to look forward to that time finally coming for you to once again be preparing it.
Vodka With Cider and Brie
The secret to the perfect brie cheese meal is the perfect drink at the side. And while we know that your favorite till now has been wine, this is a drink that we would suggest that you try.
Who knows, it’s going to be your favorite from now on, at least when you choose to enjoy this meal in the autumn.
How Can You Mix Vodka With Apple Cider?
Okay, so you are trying to get the recipe from us. Well, here’s a short one. Read on, and then you can go ahead and try it.
To begin with, the following are a few things that you are going to need
- 1 – 2 oz vodka
- 3 oz fresh apple cider
- 1 oz club soda
- A spoon of fog syrup (jam will do)
- A handful of ice
- Figs, apple slices, cinnamon (you can gauge the amount according to your drink, right?)
Okay, so now that you have gathered all that you need before you and are ready to fix a cocktail, let’s go.
Let’s start with the shaking. We hope you have the cocktail shaker around and the apple slices and fig jam too.
Well then, mix them and shake them and shake them and shake them, and you know that part, don’t you? Just like you do with any cocktail you make with vodka.
Hey, and before we go to the next step, make sure that the ingredients above are mixed well. You can whisk them if you like.
Now, coming to your favorite part, add the vodka, and then again, shake and shake and shake and shake and shake.
A cocktail can never be complete without the right amount of ice, and this one that you just fixed is no exception. So, there you go. You know what you have to do, don’t you? We’re also guessing we don’t have to guide you as to the number of ice cubes to use.
Now, for the garnish, the one thing that sets a cocktail apart from other drinks is adding to the presentation to create a beautiful display.
So, what do you choose to garnish this drink with? You guessed right. Cinnamon, it is. Now see the difference that this beautifully sprinkled spice is going to make to your drink.
What Is So Special About Vodka With Cider?
Not yet convinced, are you? Then, read on as we tell you what’s special about this drink.
For one, it is rich in flavor. We mean, show us a cocktail where you can get this beautiful combination of sweetness and spice, and not to forget two of the sweetest fruits that you could find.
And then, where can you find a drink that is easy to fix? You saw the steps above, didn’t you? You surely are not going to need more than a couple of minutes with it. Fix it even just an hour before your guests arrive, and you will still be good with it.
And then, there’s the fact that it looks beautiful in the glass and on the table. Vodka with cider can indeed be a sight to behold, whether you place it in a pitcher or a glass jug.
And this makes it perfect for parties you hold in the fall.
Something To Note In the Fig Season!
There, so the next time the fig season is here, and you come back with a basket covered with it, remember to save some of it for this drink. You can then use the rest for your yearly fig jam, cupcakes and salads, pizzas, and sandwiches.
So, the next time you won’t have to be annoyed about having gone out and plucked too many figs and left with no idea about what to do with these leftover figs.
Just go ahead and make this cocktail, vodka with cider, and trust us, you are soon going to love it.