Hard Apple Cider Ginger Spritz Cocktail

Hard Apple Cider Ginger Spritz Cocktail




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Hard Apple Cider Ginger Spritz is a bubbly lower-alcohol fall cocktail to make with hard apple cider, Campari and a splash of lemon-ginger syrup. Sip it when the leaves are just starting to turn all through the winter holidays.



Ginger Syrup (yield about 2 cups)

For the cocktail:


Make the Ginger Syrup:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and cool completely.
  3. Strain the syrup into a glass container and store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

For one drink:

  1. Add some ice cubes to a glass.
  2. Add the Campari and ginger syrup. Pour in enough hard cider to fill the glass by 2/3. Stir with a spoon to combine.
  3. Add about a tablespoon of  pomegranate seeds to the glass, then top off with the sparkling wine.


To make a party batch of drinks, multiply the syrup, cider and Campari by the number of desired servings and combine in a pitcher. Pour the mix over ice when ready to serve, then top off with the sparkling wine.

The ginger syrup keeps in the refrigerator for a couple weeks — try adding it to plain sparkling water for a delicious flavored soda.

Jayme at Holly and Flora inspired this drink recipe. Check out her beautiful blog, which is full of seasonal, garden-to-glass cocktail inspo. 

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