- 3 ounces apple cider
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed clementine juice
- 1 1/2 ounces spiced rum
- 1/2 ounce autumn spiced simple syrup (recipe follows)
- cinnamon stick, clementine peel, or apple slice for garnish
Add the first four ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, twist of clementine peel, or a paper-thin slice of apple.
For an alcohol-free version, increase simple syrup amount to 3/4 ounce and omit rum. After shaking and straining, top with 2 ounces of sparkling water.
AUTUMN SPICED SIMPLE SYRUP
makes approximately 1 1/2 cups
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cloves
- 2 allspice berries
- 1 strip clementine zest
Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, cover, and allow to cool completely. Strain into a jar with a tight-fitting lid and store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.