|Festive Spiced Apple-Ginger Sparkler|
|Written by Jessica Reeder|
Looking for a festive, fancy holiday drink that the whole family can enjoy -- or just a fun indulgence that isn't intoxicating or over-sweet? Try this naturally-sweetened apple-ginger sparkler, laced with warming spices and bursting with bubbles. It'll fill your house with the aroma of mulled cider, but won't knock you out with sugar -- in fact, you might even feel refreshed after sipping this spicy, cool, carbonated and non-alcoholic cider.
This recipe makes about 16 drinks.
In a medium pot, combine the apple juice, orange slices, cinnamon and ginger.
Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for half an hour. Let it cool for ten minutes.
Fill tall glasses with ice. To each glass, add 1/4 cup of apple cider and 1/2 cup of sparkling water or soda. Serve with a garnish of cinnamon sticks, orange slices or homemade crystallized ginger.
Photo and recipe via Elana's Pantry.