This delicious apple cider mocktail is spiced with fresh ginger and cinnamon. The sparkling water gives it a subtle fizz. This drink is naturally sweetened with fruit, so there's no added sugar.
- 1 cup apple cider (no added sugar)
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, grated
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cloves (optional)
- 1 cup ice
- 1/2 cup plain sparkling water
- 1/4 apple, sliced
Use a microplane grater to carefully grate the fresh ginger root. If you don't have a microplane grater, use a knife to mince the ginger finely.
Add apple cider, freshly grated ginger, cinnamon sticks, and cloves (if using) to a small pot. Bring to a gentle boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it sit to "steep" and cool to room temperature.
Remove the cinnamon sticks from the apple cider mixture. Using a fine mesh strainer, carefully strain the mixture into a tall glass to remove the chunks of ginger.
Add ice and sparkling water to the glass. Gently stir to incorporate.
Top with fresh sliced apple, and enjoy!
EQUIPMENT / SUPPLIES
- Microplane grater
- Fine mesh strainer
- Small pot
- Measuring cup
- Cutting board
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Category: Mocktail
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: apple cider, no added sugar, fall mocktail, nonalcoholic drink, ginger root, cinnamon, clove, healthy vegan recipes, daniel fast recipes