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Now drink your apple pie as if eating wasn’t enough 🙂 and enjoy it with a lot of sparkle because your holiday table is worth it. Today’s post Apple Pie Sparkler mocktail is all about holiday vibe.
Cheers to the holiday season! Hope you all had a spooky Halloween and a happy Diwali . Now it’s time to gear up for Thanksgiving. I am busy chalking down menu, testing a lot of recipes in my kitchen and one thing I don’t want to skip is the welcome drink. An impressive start to any party is very important so this holiday season don’t settle for plain water. Instead add some sparkle to your table with these gorgeous naturally flavored , zero calories and zero sugar DASANI® Sparkling water. How sheek and pretty are these sleek cans . These 12 ounce DASANI® Sparkling sleek cans will look super fancy besides your holiday food.
They come in so many irresistible flavors. You get to choose from Tropical Pineapple, Raspberry Lemonade, Lime, Berry, Black Cherry, and Lemon. Isn’t that tempting already!
And if you have some time on hand you can pair the sparkling fizz with this simple homemade Apple pie simple syrup to create a killer sparkler mocktail for entertaining your guests. Generally moctails have sugar simple syrup. Here we will be making the same with apples and warm spices just like an apple pie filling. The best part is that the apple pie simple syrup can be made ahead of time. All you have to do is pour the duo in the glass and serve. Sounds good! Lets get started .
Below is a step by step pictorial followed by the recipe and tips.
Start by peeling and coring the apples. Some water plus chopped apples plus warm spices are soften for few minutes with little bit of sugar. Puree , strain and tadaa the simple syrup is ready . Rim the glass with cinnamon sugar for more intense flavor.
It was really difficult to choose from so may tempting flavors .So I went for lime flavored DASANI® Sparkling sleek cans as it would pair perfect with my Apple pie syrup.
Fill the glass with apple pie syrup and loads of ice . Now the exciting part – sparkle it up babyyyyy!
Add in lemon slices and apple cubes and garnish with cinnamon stick, pomegranate pearls and more apples if desired. Serve immediately . Enjoy!
Expect a lot of refills here.
Apple pie sparkler mocktail
- Eight 12 ounce cans of Chilled Lime flavor DASANI® Sparkling water
- Loads of ice cubes
- For Apple Pie simple syrup
- 6 medium sized apples peeled cored and cubed
- 4 cups or more water
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise optional
- pinch of Nutmeg
- For glass rim
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- Lemon wedge
- For garnish
- Sliced lemons
- Cinnamon sticks
- Chopped fresh apples
- Apple slices optional
- Pomegranate pearls optional
In a wide saucepan combine all syrup ingredients.
Cover and simmer on medium heat for 25 minutes until tender.
Once cooled , discard the spices and blend the mixture until smooth.
Pass it through a sieve if desired.
Rimming the glass
In a small plate mix sugar and cinnamon powder.
Rub the rim of every high ball glass with lemon wedge.
Now invert or roll the top of glass in the cinnamon sugar.
For Assembly .
Pour in 4 oz of syrup in the glass.
Add in 3-4 ice cubes
Add in 1-2 lemon slices .
Fill the glass with chilled DASANI® Sparkling water.
Top it with cubed apples and pomegranate .
Add extra apple slices if desired.
Add some more water to adjust syrup like consistency
The syrup can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.
Refrigerate until use.
Increase sugar if apples aren’t sweet.
Double or triple up the batch for large crowd .
Tip for keeping apples from turning brown -
Toss cut apples in lemon juice and place them in a ziplock bag taking off as much air as you can. Refrigerate up to 1 day in advance.
Just before adding to the drink , rinse the apples well if you don’t like them tart.
So what are you waiting for! Grab these super sleek cans today for a sparkling holiday. I found them at my local Target when I was stocking up my weekly groceries. If you are confused which flavor to go for , you can try NEW 20oz Dasani Sparkling sleek cans available at the Target check-out lane.They are convenient and perfect for testing flavors before committing to buying the 8 pack.
By the end of this post your brain must be running wild with ideas. Or are you having a brain freeze? Don’t worry I have got you covered . Check out some fresh and fun recipes using these 12 ounce DASANI® Sparkling Water here. So which flavor will be your NEW WAY TO SPARKLE? I want to know all about it. Do share your lovely ideas below in the comment section.
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