Costumes and Cocktails

Hello Readers and Happy Monday!

Today I wanted to share with you 2 fun cocktail options for this season, especially if you are having a Halloween party next week! They are both really simple and refreshing, great for serving with heavier dishes or apps.

The first one Bobbing for Apples is a gin based cocktail that is fresh and sweet. Great for pulled pork, creamy and cheesy dips, and spicy dishes. The second cocktail, Sparkling Apples is wine based and better for lighter apps like veggies, raw fruits, hard cheeses and charcuterie.

Bobbing for Apples

*Yields 5 servings*

What you’ll need..

  • 1 cup of gin
  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • Ice
  • 1 lemon
  • Fresh thyme sprigs (optional garnish)
  • 2 finely diced apples

How to make it..

  1. First finely dice up your favorite apples, squeeze juice over apples and let sit aside in bowl.
  2. Optional-In a pitcher,pick off thyme leaves about 20 and gently muddle to release oils and flavor.
  3. Next pour apple cider and gin into pitcher, Gently stir.
  4. Ice each glass individually. Once all the ice in each glass pour in cocktail mix and garnish with diced apples and half a sprig of thyme.

Sparkling Apples

*Yields 5 servings*

What you’ll need…

  • 2 cups of Prosecco
  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • Apple strips for garnish.
  • Ice
  • 1 lemon

How to make it..

  1. Thinly slice apples into sticks put a squeeze of lemon on them. Set aside.
  2. Set up your glasses and put ice in them.
  3. Pour 3 oz of apple cider and 3 oz of prosecco in each glass
  4. Garnish with 2 apple sticks.

Pictures will be up later this week!

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Thank you all for reading and until next time, Cheers!

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