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Apple pie sparkler mocktail

Sparkle any occasion with this apple pie mocktail . A perfect non - alcoholic drink for your party. Expect loads of refills .
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14
Author: Khushboo Kothari

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g