Apples are a quintessential ingredient at this time of year, thus a stimulating concoction made with apple cider and dark rum seems seasonally appropriate. Although the recipe is very easy, the resulting drink is complex, refreshing, and delicious. I recommend using a dark, rich rum like Jamaica's Appleton; it adds a welcoming depth of flavor. To embrace Fall, mix this cocktail!
1 1/2 ounces light or dark rum
3 ounces apple juice or cider
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup crushed ice
apple slice, optional for garnish
- Combine all ingredients except the peel in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
- Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an apple slice.
Makes 1 drink.
- Drinks, Cocktails