Caramel Apple Amnesty Cider

Caramel Apple Amnesty Cider

Caramel Apple Amnesty Cider

It’s been a rough week.  The 2016 election cycle has been historically vile, but this week when it all came to a head, the ugliness and invective made a lot of us sad and upset.  The comments on my Facebook feed became so divisive that I just couldn’t look at them anymore.  So in order to help take the edge off the craziest, most uncivilized presidential campaign in modern history, I give to you a very pleasant, easy to enjoy cocktail recipe.  SOMEthing should be easy for us after all the mudslinging and negativism we’ve endured the last year or so.  I think I can speak for most people when I say that I am glad it’s over.  I want to check out Facebook to see where my friends are traveling and what their kids are up to, not what they think will happen to Obamacare or same-sex marriage.  I know social media is about whatever the user wants it to be, but I want it to go back to what it was for me, or at least less political.

So let’s hoist a glass of Caramel Apple Amnesty Cider- let’s kiss and make up, extend the olive branch and let bygones be bygones.  It’s the only way we can move on and begin the healing process.  Trust me, it’s NOT worth holding a grudge.  I was {almost} inspired the other day when I saw the footage of Obama and Trump ostensibly having a civil conversation in the White House.  If they can bury the hatchet, then all of us should follow suit!
If it still hurts after one of these cocktails, have another one.  You’ll soften up eventually.

Here’s the recipe-

Caramel Apple Amnesty Cider
1 1/2 oz apple rum (I used Bacardi Big Apple, but Skyy makes a Honeycrisp Apple vodka that would make a delicious substitute)
1 oz caramel vodka (I used Pinnacle salted caramel)
3 oz apple cider
Prosecco or your favorite champagne

Fill a large rocks glass with ice and add the first three ingredients.  Top with 2-3 oz of your favorite champagne, then squeeze a lemon wedge on top.


  • Georgia Worden says:

    This sounds like a lovely fall drink, Monica. I’ll have to try some

    • Monica says:

      Hope you like it, Georgia- it’s also good without the champagne if you don’t have any on hand. Wait, who am I talking to? You always have champagne!

  • Wow, this sounds wonderful! Wonder if a cinnamon stick would be good? Thanks for another winner Monica. I’m so exhausted by the election, I can’t think about it anymore either. Good thing it’s once every four years! xo

    • Monica says:

      Yes, a cinnamon stick actually sounds better than the lemon- good call, Fran! And I know what you mean about feeling exhausted :)

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