Cheers to fall with our Apple Cider Float Cocktail! A delicious combination of apple cider, a dash of cinnamon, some chilled champagne and topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s like a decadent for-adults-only ice cream float!
It’s about time for one of 2 Cookin Mamas seasonal cocktails. And this one brings all the flavors that you associate with fall’s cool weather and delicious crispy apples to the table. Or should I say “to the glass”. 🙂 It’s an Apple Cider Float Cocktail!
What???? Yep, you heard me right. It’s a fizzy, as in champagne not soda, apple cider drink, with a kick of cinnamon and a creamy cool scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Wow! It’s like an adult’s ice cream soda!
Apple cider always brings back memories of when I was a child. My family used to make trips to the cider mill in the Jersey hills every weekend in the fall. The smell of those apples being pressed into cider was heavenly, not to mention the free cups of apple cider that they gave you. Of course, we had to pick up bushels of apples too so Mom could make her famous Deep Dish Apple Pie (hence my French Apple Pie version) and One Bowl Apple Cake and Grandma could make her Apple Dumplings.
Back to the cocktail, this is one quick & easy drink to make, and you’ll want to make plenty! All you need is fresh apple cider, champagne, a little cinnamon schnapps and vanilla ice cream.
Of course, a cinnamon sugar rim & an extra sprinkle on top is perfect. But, if you want to go all out, a drizzle of caramel never hurt either.
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- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon schnapps
- 4 oz Chilled champagne or enough to fill glass
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
- Garnishes: cinnamon sugar, caramel syrup, cinnamon stick, apple slices
Place cinnamon sugar on a small flat plate.
Wet rim of glass with apple cider then dip into cinnamon sugar.
Add apple cider to glass.
Stir in cinnamon schnapps.
Add enough champagne to almost fill glass.
Top with scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar.
Garnish with cinnamon stick and apple slice. Add a drizzle of caramel if you're feeling decadent.