Add all the ingredients except the cider to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake well and strain into a double Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
Top with the cider and garnish with an apple slice and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Water
2 tsp Ground nutmeg
6 Vanilla beans, cut in half lengthwise
PREPARATION: Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Let the syrup cool completely and strain into a closed container. Store in the refrigerator.
One of the best cocktails I've had in a long time. It's definitely a Fall cocktail but there's enough brightness in it (thanks to the lime juice and effervescence of the hard cider), that it has, as one friend put it, "a bit of hope." The simple syrup is, well, simple to make. (Takes about 10 minutes). I didn't have vanilla pods so just used a bit of vanilla extract. The recipe makes A LOT of syrup. We're planning on having this for our Thanksgiving cocktail--perfect bit of fall freshness before a big heavy meal.
Shakerz Eventzposted 5 years ago
This cocktail is pure blisssssssss. We tried this and it was...amazing
Madisonposted 5 years ago
Yes maybe it was a challenge to make but it was well worth it, perfect for the 1st day of fall paired with a fire pit. Bliss!
Sprinkles68posted 5 years ago
These fancy drinks are pretty nice, but I'm not a fan of having to go to the store just to buy obscure items to make only one drink….vanilla nutmeg syrup? egh. maybe if I had nothing to do all day. :l I have a larger alcohol cabinet than most and I am still am unable to make this.