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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Apple Ginger Chillers Summer Beverage Recipe

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 Farmer’s 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, USApple’s Director of Consumer Health & Public Relations. “And, because Apple Ginger Chillers call for two cups of apple cider or juice, you’re not only filling up on a delicious drink, but also you’re getting two servings of daily recommended fruits.”

Apple Ginger Chillers Recipe
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!