I love this time of the year and I especially enjoy those cool & refreshing beverages that quench a thirst on a hot summer day. The following recipe, photo and information is courtesy of the U.S. Apple Association. Looks delicious!
Just in time for another hot summer, U.S. Apple Association (USApple) which represents apple growers and producers nationwide has mixed up Apple Ginger Chillers, a simple and refreshing mock-tail that tingles the taste buds with a delicious trio of apple cider, ginger beer and vanilla bean syrup ingredients.
With The Old Farmers Almanac predicting a hotter than normal summer nationwide, what better way to find refreshment than with a cool beverage featuring our all-American fruit? said Wendy Brannen, USApples Director of Consumer Health & Public Relations. And, because Apple Ginger Chillers call for two cups of apple cider or juice, youre not only filling up on a delicious drink, but also youre getting two servings of daily recommended fruits.
Courtesy of the U.S. Apple Association
2 cups apple cider or juice
3/4 cups ginger beer (non-alcoholic)
1/8 teaspoon of vanilla bean simple syrup*
1 large mint leaf (sliced into small pieces to release its aroma)
Dash of apple bitters
*Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup Ingredients
1 vanilla bean seeded
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Pinch of sea salt
Directions: Bring simple syrup ingredients to a boil, strain and chill. Pour all ingredients together over ice and garnish with fresh mint leaf. Enjoy!