Skipping the traditional fall spices, apple vodka and elderflower liqueur keep this Apple Orchard Cocktail fresh and slightly floral.
Makes 1 Apple Orchard Cocktail.
Combine everything in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake up and strain into a glass.
Garnish with an apple slice, if desired.
Ginger Simple Syrup
¼ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 inch piece of fresh ginger
Heat the water to boiling. Add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Peel and slice the ginger.
Add to the hot water and sugar mixture.
Allow to cool to room temperature.
Cover and place in the refrigerator until chilled.
Tips on Apple Orchard Cocktail
- The longer you leave the ginger in the syrup, the stronger the flavor. If possible, make the syrup a day or two ahead of making cocktails to allow the ginger more time to infuse the syrup.
- Fresh lemon juice tastes best, but you can use bottled juice in this recipe if that's what you have on hand.
This crisp cocktail pairs deliciously with creamy, salty bacon wrapped dates.