APPLE CIDER TONIC
Skill Level: Beginner
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 2/3 cup Fresh apple cider or 100% apple juice
- 2/3 cup Cane sugar
- 16 oz. 100% apple juice or apple cider, can add small amounts of pear juice
- 2 cups Ice cubes
- ½ tsp. Pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. Ginger, freshly grated
- 16 oz. Sparking water
- 4 each Cinnamon sticks
- ¼ cup Fresh cranberries
- 4 each Apple slices
First, pour the 2/3 cup apple cider or juice and 2/3 cup cane sugar into a medium pot.
Bring mixture to medium heat and whisk until the cane sugar dissolves, about 5 to 6 minutes. Avoid bringing mixture to a simmer or boil. This makes a simple syrup.
Pour simple syrup into an airtight container and set aside to use for the tonic.
Add the remaining cider or juice into a blender with ice, vanilla extract and fresh ginger. Puree until smooth.
Pour even amounts of the blended apple cider and vanilla mixture into a glass.
Add 1-2 tsp. of simple syrup to each glass. Top off each drink with sparkling water.
Garnish with cinnamon stick, cranberries and apple slice. Enjoy!
Serving Size: 8-10 oz.
Nutrition Information: This drink is high in vitamin C and contains less added sugar compared to other tonics and juices. Gluten-free, nut free, dairy free.