Apple Cider is one of the most loved drink all over the globe. Apple cider is not only delicious but also has great health benefits. It has natural antioxidant values and has vitamins C, E and beta-carotene (vitamin A), pectin and vital minerals such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, chlorine, Sulphur, iron, and fluorine which combines to protect against the cell damage that can lead to cancer and cardiovascular disorders. But the drink should be had in moderation to protect the liver.
It can be used creatively in any kind of alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks.
Here I share with you some of the wonderful recipes that can liven up the atmosphere of any get together and if you are drinking alone, there is nothing better than an Apple Cider delight.
Sugar syrup- 10ml
Lime juice -10m
Crushed mint -A few leafs
In a cocktail shaker pour all the ingredients and shake well.
Pour in a high ball glass.
Serve with crushed mint on top.
2. Brainstorm (shooter)
Put the ingredients in a shaker with lots of crushed ice.
Shake well and drain it into a shooter glass
Drink in one sip.
3. Punchy Cider
1/2 Cup Water
1 cup Sugar (or less, to taste)
3-4 inch sticks cinnamon
2 table spoon Whole Cloves
1/8 table spoon Salt
750 ml Burgundy or other red table wine
2 Cup Chilled cranberry cocktail
1 Bottle Chilled apple cider
In saucepan bring water, sugar, spices and salt to boil.
Simmer 10 minutes on low heat
Strain-out and discard the spices
Cool the syrup.
Combine spiced syrup with wine, cranberry juice cocktail and cider.
Pour into punch bowl.
Add ice and lemon slices. (Ice Thin lemon or lime slices)
Source: Calgary Herald Dec 15/93 from the collection of K. Deck
4. Spiced Apple Cider (32 drinks)
3.5 fresh Apple Cider
1 teaspoon chai masala
Chai masala recipe:
Perfect freshly ground spices (masala) mix, like cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom and pepper.
Combine ingredients & simmer for 30 minutes.
Serve hot and use cinnamon sticks as stirrers. (Makes 32 drinks)
5. Hot apple cider (great for sour throat)
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp honey
Add boiling hot water to mix it.
A little lime juice and stir.