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.

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.



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.


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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