The Caramel Apple Sipper is a cocktail that takes full inspiration from the fall season. However, in my humble opinion, delicious cocktails like this one can be enjoyed any time of the year. This cocktail has a rich and smooth texture with a pleasant fruity finish thanks to the apple element of this recipe. It’s filled with flavors that truly embody autumn, and I’m certain you’ll love it as much as I do!
First things first, grab a rocks glass. We’re going to start by rimming the edge with caramel sauce. This not only adds a sweet, gooey touch to every sip but also gives the glass an inviting look. Think of that rich, buttery caramel flavor – it’s the first thing you’ll taste and it sets the stage for what’s to come.
Next, pour some caramel sauce directly into the glass. This doubles down on the sweet, luxurious flavor. Then, add spiced rum. The rum is key here; its warm, spicy notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg blend beautifully with the caramel. After the rum, in goes the apple juice. This is where the drink really starts to embody autumn. The fresh, crisp taste of apple juice cuts through the richness of the caramel and rum, bringing a refreshing and slightly tart element to the mix. And of course, you give that a good mix!
Add some fresh ice into the glass and top off the cocktail with some sparkling apple cider. This adds a bubbly, effervescent quality to the drink, lifting all the flavors and adding a slightly tangy edge.
Finally, garnish the drink with a thin slice of apple against the inside of the glass. This not only looks stunning but also infuses a hint of fresh apple aroma with every sip. A sprinkle of cinnamon on top to add a final touch!
Step 1: Rim a lowball glass with caramel sauce.
Step 2: Use a jigger to measure the caramel sauce and pour into the bottom of a glass.
Step 3: Add rum and apple juice and stir until the caramel sauce has combined with the liquid.
Step 4: Fill the glass with fresh ice and top with sparkling cider.
Step 5: Garnish with a cinnamon powder and apple slice.
So, there you have it – the Caramel Apple Sipper. The combination of caramel, spiced rum, and apple encapsulates the essence of the season. So, whether you’re hosting a festive gathering or just looking to enjoy a quiet moment, mixing up a Caramel Apple Sipper is the perfect way to go!