September 28, 2015

Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail

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Honey Granules dissolve beautifully in both hot and cold drinks, like this Fall-inspired Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail.  Loaded with the wonderful flavors of apples, cinnamon, and the sweetness of honey, it's just perfect for Fall sipping.
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For those who know me well, you know I love my bubbles!  When looking through the cocktails I've shared on The Kitchen is My Playground, I realized I hadn't yet shared a sparkling cocktail for Fall.

Well, that ... of course ... just had to be fixed.  And so I bring you this Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail.  Loaded with the wonderful flavors of apples, cinnamon, and the sweetness of honey, it's just perfect for Fall sipping.

When working on this Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail, I did run into one little problem though.

The honey!

Now, those of you who know me well also know I'm assistant beekeeper to my beekeeper husband.  We adore honey ... in everything.  And I adore the hint of honey included in this cocktail.

But do you know what happens when you put honey in a cocktail shaker filled with ice?

The honey glops up in a big ol' lump on the freezing cold ice, with only about half of it actually dissolving into the cocktail itself.  And after pouring the cocktail?  A ribbon of honey sludge is left behind in the cocktail shaker, like it's clinging for dear life to the cocktail shaker sides and ice cubes ... afraid to dive on in to the deliciousness.
  
Now sure, you can make a honey simple syrup to avoid this 'honey glop' problem.

But ... there's an even easier solution ... new Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules.

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Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules is a blend of sugar and honey that makes it deliciously easy to sweeten up those Fall drinks ... and to add honey flavor to all kinds of dishes. 

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Stir Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules into tea or cocktails, sprinkle over your cereal or other favorite foods, or measure it like sugar to include in baked goods.  Honey Granules can be used as a substitute for some, or all, of the granulated sugar called for in a recipe, adding a fabulous touch of honey flavor.  Want to avoid the stickiness of liquid honey?  Then Honey Granules can be used instead of liquid honey, too.

Honey Granules sure solved my 'honey glop' problem with this Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail!  I got to keep the wonderfully delicious honey sweetness without the trouble of the honey freezing up on the ice cubes.  Or glopping up in my cocktail.  Or worse yet, getting totally left behind in the cocktail shaker.

I love that.

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Another touch I love in this Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail is one that puts this already-fantastic Fall drink over the top ~ the cinnamon-sugared rim.

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I tell ya, when you take a sip of this Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail, the cinnamon-sugar rim just adds an extra little jolt of cinnamon and sugar-sweetness that will make you think of a delicious slice of Grandma's apple pie.

A delicious slice of Grandma's apple pie with a drizzle of honey and a sidekick of bubbles, that is. Which, in my book, makes it simply perfect for Fall sipping!

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Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
For each cocktail:
  • 3 oz. apple juice or apple cider
  • 3/4 oz. cinnamon schnapps
  • 2 tsp.  Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules*
  • 3 oz. champagne or sparkling wine
  • cinnamon & sugar for rim
  • apple slice for garnish
Directions
  1. Combine a bit of cinnamon and granulated sugar in a shallow dish {and add in a bit of Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules, if you'd like!}. Wet the rim of each glass, all the way around, with water. Dip each rim into cinnamon sugar to coat. Set aside.
  2. Place apple juice, cinnamon schnapps, and honey granules in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for about 20 to 30 seconds until well combined and honey granules are dissolved. Strain into prepared glass.
  3. Add champagne and gently stir to combine. Garnish glass with an apple slice.

*Or, combine 1/2 T. honey with 1/2 T. hot water; stir until honey is dissolved.  Allow to cool before preparing cocktail.

Enjoy!


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



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12 comments:

  1. Oh, yum! I'm with you - all about those bubbles! This looks fantastic- thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Looks delish! Found you at Miz Helen's Country Cottage...

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  3. What a fun and delicious looking cocktail! Those honey granules are perfect for this.

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  4. You officially have my attention with this concoction. :-)

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    1. I'm so glad, Jessie. :-) It is a fun attention-grabbing cocktail, isn't it?

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  5. Nom! I have honey granules....so, I see this in the making for sure! Great blog, by the way!

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  6. Looks amazing. I've never tried honey granules, yet. Thanks for the lovely drink recipe.

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  7. What can you use if you don't have honey granules?

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    1. Hi, Brooke! Combine 1/2 T. honey with 1/2 T. hot water; stir until honey is dissolved. Allow to cool before preparing cocktail. Enjoy!

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  8. could this be used as honey powder if blended to powder? Use It for body powder or sugar scrubs??? bath salts an such, ?? do they carry in baking isle at store?

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  9. Would you recommend a dry or sweet champagne?

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