Salted Caramel Apple Cidertini: A Thanksgiving Miracle!
Posted November 30, 2012 By Emily
While I know we’re edging into peppermint/eggnog/gingerbread weather, I just have to share an autumn cocktail I whipped up for Thanksgiving. I received a bottle of Caramel Smirnoff at the NYC Pie Potluck back in October, and had been trying to brainstorm ways to use it. I’m generally not much of a vodka drinker and this flavor in particular is quite sugary. A simple pairing of caramel vodka and cider seemed like a brilliant idea but ended up being too cloyingly sweet for my liking.
Thus the experimentation began!
First off, it needed to be cut with an unflavored alcohol. I’m a huge fan of Onyx Moonshine, and it was the perfect addition to this developing cidertini recipe. Salt was also a necessary add in. It cut the sweetness, and, let’s be real – who doesn’t like salted caramel?
We mixed a pitcher and poured it into several mason jars to bring along to the gathering. If you want to test out a serving for one, check out the recipe below!
- 1 oz Smirnoff Caramel
- 1 oz Onyx Moonshine
- 12 oz apple cider
- pinch of salt, a pinch of cinnamon
- 1 slice apple (garnish)
Drink up, friends!