We served this apple cider beverage this past weekend at my newborn son's welcoming party. Avoiding the off-the-shelf apple ciders, I created my own with fresh apple juice and a few special additions for unexpected flavour.
Serve warm or cold, spiked or not, this Sparkling Ginger Apple Cider recipe is straight from the Feast & Festivites kitchen and a guest favourite.
I use Simply Apple 100% pure-pressed apple juice found in the refrigerated juice section of the grocery store. It's the freshest you can get, aside from juicing your own.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
2 litres 100% pure apple juice
1 navel orange, sliced
2 inches fresh ginger, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 litre sparkling water
Fresh orange slices
Add apple juice, orange, ginger, and spices to large pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
Serve warm or let cool and refrigerate for up to 3 days. When serving cold, mix two parts ginger apple cider with one part sparkling water over ice. Rim glass with turbinado sugar and garnish with a slice of orange.