Day 2 brings a remix of a previously posted recipe. During the 12 Days of Christmas in July, I made a sparkling grape juice using thawed frozen grape juice concentrate. Now, I bring sparkling apple cider. My sister recently mentioned that they were planning to have Martinelli’s sparkling cider this year rather than sparkling grape juice, so I decided to try the DIY version.
And…it totally works! This would make a really cheap lunch splurge treat (for when the post-Christmas blahs sink in) as well as a sip for a celebratory toast at all of the holiday season events: cookie exchanges, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, office Christmas parties, tree decoratings…you get the idea. Or even when my mom and I get together to make package decorations and watch Moms’ Night Out. Hint, hint.
Nothing could be simpler.
I served mine in a champagne flute just for fanciness and added a poinsettia napkin just to feel in the holiday spirit. Basically, this is a recipe that, while oh-so-simple and requiring only two ingredients, deserves all the fancy decorations and garnishes.
Sparkling Apple Cider
One 12-ounce can frozen 100% apple juice concentrate, thawed and chilled
36 ounces (3 12-ounce cans) sparkling water, carbonated water, seltzer water, or club soda, chilled
In a half-gallon pitcher, pour in the apple juice concentrate. Slowly and gently pour in the soda water. Stir gently to avoid breaking too many bubbles.
Serve in a fun glass with an equally fun decoration or garnish!
And now…for the lovely printable to add to recipe binders!
This recipe is certainly Muffin Approved.
What is your favorite celebratory sip?