Apple Cider Gin Fizz

Tart, sweet apple cider is turned into a festive cocktail just in time for the holidays.  This Apple Cider Gin Fizz is bubbly and filled with fall spices for a memorable drink all your guests will love.

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Holidays and cocktails just kinda go together…don’t you agree?  I don’t know if it’s because it’s just a cause for celebration or because of the crazy family members but a cocktail in hand makes the whole experience a billion times better. Unless you don’t drink…then maybe you should just wander over to the dessert table and throw back a few of these bite-sized pieces of heaven.

Apple Cider Gin Fizz | The Suburban Soapbox

Anyway…I’m a cocktail girl, though you wouldn’t know it by my recipe index.  I don’t have many drink recipes but let’s face it…you only need a few killer cocktails to make everyone think you’re a star-worthy bartender.  Like this crazy amazing Chocolate Martini that everyone in the world should be making.  Or how about kicking off Black Friday with a Bloody Margarita…you know, hair of the dog.  And you’ll need it because on Thanksgiving you’ll probably be knocking back a bunch of these sparkly Apple Cider Gin Fizz.

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They’re simple to make but you will have to plan ahead a bit and spend a couple minutes making this Apple Cider Simple Syrup…which is equally easy to make.  And…to warn you..the recipe does call for raw egg whites but before you get all squeamish and have visions of Sylvester Stallone chugging 8 ounces of raw eggs in Rocky…it’s nothing like that.  The egg whites make the drink creamy and frothy…you could leave it out but don’t.  It’s totally safe if you use pasteurized eggs…personally, I like Safest Choice eggs because they’re very easy to find and perfect for a variety of recipes.  You will also need a cocktail shaker…if you don’t have one, you can find them for $10 at Target.

Apple Cider Gin Fizz | The Suburban Soapbox

This Apple Cider Gin Fizz is so fantastic, you’ll probably be making them all night long.  I’m going to try to find a way to make a big batch that you can just add a few straws to and sip it down all night long.  Then you’ll have your hands free to carve the turkey while you attack this amazing goat cheese ball.  It’s all about the multi-tasking on the holidays….and smiling forcibly at your crazy Aunt Jane while she tells you the most detailed story about her latest angioplasty.

Apple Cider Gin Fizz
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Servings: 2 cocktails
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons of the apple cider simple syrup
  • ½ cup gin
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 egg white room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup cold club soda
  • light brown sugar for rimming glasses
  • Cinnamon sticks and apple slices for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add the brown sugar to a shallow bowl. Moisten the rims of two chilled glasses with a sliced orange wedge and dip in the sugar mixture. Set aside.
  2. Place the cider, cider syrup, gin, orange juice, egg white, and half-and-half/cream into a large shaker (without ice). Shake vigorously for about 1-2 minutes, then fill the shaker with ice. Continue to shake until everything is cold and frothy. Divide 1/4 cup of the club soda to the glasses. Strain the mixture into the glasses. Pour the remaining club soda into the shaker to pick up the foam left behind. Spoon the remaining fizz on top of the glasses and garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick and/or apple slices. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Cider Gin Fizz
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

11 comments on “Apple Cider Gin Fizz”

  1. I can’t wait to try this apple cider cocktail! It looks so perfect for Thanksgiving. I agree, sometimes having a cocktail helps 😉 Pinned!

  2. Holiday and cocktails DO go together! Absolutely! This gin fizz is perfect for serving to guests. We love to entertain here at the house so I’m definitely pinning!!

  3. I had a horrible encounter with gin in college, so for the longest time, I thought I hated it, but a couple of years ago, I tried it again in a couple specialty cocktails and now I’m in LOVE. This looks and sounds SO good, I can picture anything more perfect for this time of year.

  4. Holidays and cocktails totally go together! I can’t wait to give this one a try. I love fizzy cocktails and cider is perfect this time of year!

  5. Looks refreshing. Is it 5 o’clock yet?

  6. We always love to have a festive cocktail at holiday get together’s! And now that I can enjoy them again, i am thinking this fizz is needed!

  7. Apple cider is so good in the fall, I love that you turned it into a cocktail. And I love a cocktail with fizz!

  8. Fun drink! I’ve never heard of using egg whites in a cocktail before (clearly I’m not that versed in good cocktails) These would be hit at any party!

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