Add some spicy spirit to the season with these apple cider margaritas.
Fruity and spiced with the flavours of the season, these apple cider margaritas have just the perfect holiday kick.
I love making a big batch of these when guests are coming over to celebrate the holidays or the New Year. Though optional in this recipe, I do recommend adding the salt and cinnamon brown sugar rim to the glasses. It adds extra flavour and a sweet hit against the spirited margarita.
If you don't have Triple Sec on hand Cointreau, or other orange liquor, will also work.
The garnishes are also optional, but they really make these drinks look great and wonderfully seasonal.
(Makes 8 servings)
1, 1/2 cups tequila
1/3 cup Triple Sec
2 cups pure apple cider
juice of 6 large fresh limes
1/4 cup agave syrup
1 large apple, sliced (optional)
8 cinnamon sticks (optional)
8 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flaky salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a pitcher, combine the tequila, Triple Sec, apple cider, lime juice, and agave. Refrigerate until time to serve.
(Optional) Mix brown sugar, salt, and ground cinnamon and rim the glasses. Serve with apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and fresh thyme sprigs.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 225 | total fat = 0.1g | saturated fat = 0.01g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 3.25mg | carbohydrates = 21.87g | dietary fibre = 0.26g | sugars = 18.6g | protein = 0.2g