I am SO happy to have my good friend, Lindsay Saunders doing a guest post today on NYCityEats! (and hopefully more frequently from now on ) Lindsay started working at my office about a year or so after I had started and I’m so genuinely thrilled to have her as a friend. She’s an amazing lady with an outgoing personality, insanely creative ideas and she’s incredibly smart! She helped me on my first catering gig, an awesome sous chef & she also was a big part of the success of my Halloween Dinner Party!
I mentioned at the end of my last post that she made a ridiculous alcoholic concoction that was too cute for words and I thought who’d be better to tell you all about it but the girl herself. So without any further ado… (Thanks Linds!! )
Want to look like the master of all things crafty and boozy? Want it to be super easy? This recipe will not leave you hanging and will make you look like a rockstar of all things drink.
I am a huge proprietor of drinking out of edible vessels. If there is something drinkable in a coconut or pineapple I am in immediate awe. So, I naturally set out to find an appropriate fall-themed goblet of power with which to imbibe the nectar of the gods. Read: I want to get drunk and I want to do it drinking out of a fruit. At this point I turned to bloggers and found a great way to enjoy apple cider, in an apple.
A couple words to the wise. Use the largest apples you can find and when you are scooping out your apple; be careful not to get too close to the bottom. Sometimes it doesn’t look like you have a hole until you fill the apple and cider starts coming out! Eeep!
I did not use the lemon to prevent browning. When you fill the apple cup up, the cider covers the browning and then there is no lemon taste.
Now for the Fun part, the cider!
Boozy Apple Cider
adapted from Gimme Some Oven!
10 apples cored into cups
3 cups of apple cider
2 cups of spiced rum
½ cup of light brown sugar
1 tbs cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
10 cinnamon sticks for garnish
Place apple cider, spiced rum, light brown sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg in a large pot & bring to a boil.
To serve pour hot cider into cored apples & garnish with a cinnamon stick.