Apple Cider Spritzer, a simple fall-inspired mocktail featuring apple cider vinegar spiced with cinnamon, anise, and cloves, and topped with sparkling water. Perfect for autumn and ready in less than 15 minutes!
Notes: Don’t let the apple cider vinegar boil, or the vinegar will turn and will taste sour. Remove from heat just as it’s starting to simmer, the point is not to actually heat the vinegar but to heat the maple syrup and spices so the flavors dissolve in the vinegar.
Make it a cocktail: replace half of the sparkling water with a sparkling alcohol like prosecco or champagne, or add 1 ounce of of run or bourbon to the recipe
Tools Needed: small saucepan, strainer, mixology stet
Prep Ahead: Infuse the apple cider vinegar (step 1) up to five days ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until ready to build the spritzer.
Leftovers and Storage: Do not make the Apple Cider Spritzer first and then store the leftovers or the sparkling water will lose its carbonation and your mocktail will taste flat. Instead, prep the infused apple cider vinegar ahead of time and then add to fresh sparkling water when ready to serve.
Nutrition notes: This apple cider vinegar spritzer is a healthy fall mocktail recipe that uses fresh, whole spices for flavor and includes very little added sugar from the maple syrup to smooth the tang of the vinegar.
Keywords: apple cider vinegar drink, apple cider spritzer, mocktail