Crisp Cocktail

Emma Robertson/November 19, 2013

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With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I finally gave into the fact that it’s “that time of year”. I was recently given this bottle of Henney’s Dry Cider so I decided to put it to good use by making a Cider Rum Punch. You guys…. make this, hurry!! It’s such an interesting mix of flavors! This particular cider has been described to have: a bittersweet apple character with some spicy bite and a bit of tannic grip, very fruity and quite pure.

Note: It serves about 6 people – I plan to make it again for the small dinner party we’ll be having on Thanksgiving Day. Scroll down for the full recipe + instructions. Happy Holidays & Enjoy.

Made, shot, and drank by: Emmadime + Lo Cro.

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Cider Rum Punch –

Ingredients:
8 ounces Dark Rum
3 ounces Lemon Juice
4 ounces Thyme Simple Syrup
12 ounces Apple Cider
4 ounces Water
4 ounces Club Soda
8 dashes of Bitters
Sprigs of Thyme, Garnish
Apple Wheels, Garnish

Prep:
To make thyme simple syrup, combine 2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups of water and 6 thyme sprigs in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring up to a boil and reduce to simmer, until the sugar has fully dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and place the syrup in the fridge to cool. Place all the ingredients in a large picture or carafe with ice and stir. Fill your glasses with ice and serve the punch! Garnish with a sprig of thyme and an apple wheel. Enjoy!

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