Sunday, October 25

Liquid Gold – a Hot Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

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If you thought that whiskey was for the gentlemen, think again.   If you thought that whiskey can’t be sweet, think even more.  Why not serve whiskey to the ladies and sweeted too but how?  Well, all’s possible if you think out of the “box” – the apple juice “box“!

Whiskey and I were never synonymous, well not until I attempted a unique preparation of apple cider with whiskey that suit my palate.  Not accustomed to plain spirits, I have a preference for mixed drinks.  Mixed with a sweet mixture preferably.  It wasn’t long before I came up with this hot apple cider cocktail recipe to make whiskey more palatable, as much to my lady friends as to the gentlemen.

Then there is the question of impressing one’s guests with something unique, something hot and something nice.  Well, “Liquid Gold” – as its golden brown colour denotes, is a unique, hot apple cider drink recipe – one that is ideal in wintry weather or on a cool rain-soaked day.  Hot cider cocktails won’t fail to impress, in terms of both hue and taste.

Whiskey and apple cider

Liquid Gold - Hot Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail has a touch of apple cider. Its colour is a golden brown fromits whiskey content and hence derives its name "Liquid Gold". It's a hot, unique apple cider drink recipe which is ideal in wintry weather or on a cool rain-soaked day.
This hot apple cider cocktail blend will work well in cold countries or even in hinterlands as high up in the extreme Northern regions of India.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine English, Greek, Roman
Servings 1


  • Highball Glass
  • Stirrer


  • 1 shot whiskey (Signature isn't too bad, but there's a range of premium whiskeys to use)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small tetrapack (or 200ml) apple juice (Appy is good enough brand)
  • 4-5 sticks cinnamon (for the base, plus garnish)


Making the "Apple Cinnamon" Mix for Hot Apple Cider Cocktail

  • Boil the cinnamon in water for 10 minutes till the flavour of cinnamon is well infused in the water.
  • Add a small tetrapack of apple juice, boil for 5 minutes more until the aroma of apple and cinnamon fills the air.
  • Let’s call this an “apple-cinnamon hot mix

Method for Mixing the Hot Apple Cider Cocktail

  • Pour the “apple-cinnamon hot mix” into a glass till three-fourths full.
  • Add a shot of whiskey.
  • Stir ever so lightly, with a glass stirrer if available or a thin long spoon will do.
  • Throw in a cinnamon stick as garnish.

This apple cider cocktail is an invigorating drink at the end a long sapping week, like a nice cuppa tea with a spike.

Those who don’t usually dig whiskey will relish having it the apple cider with whiskey way.  Try me.  Unique and simple don’t go hand in hand, but this apple cider cocktail does.


About Author

Carmelita is an Economics major and is employed with a private sector bank. She holds a diploma in journalism, but that's not the reason for her creative writing skills exhibited in a few freelancing feature writing assignments with a leading daily and also her blog. Her blog falls under the Top 25 of the Best Mumbai Blogs to Follow, by ranking. She has an eye for offbeat travel, having visited seven continents and seeing more than what meets the average eye. Though not a cook per se, her tips on smart cooking are a thing to reckon in her food and cocktail recipes. As if this is not enough, she dabbles now and then in studio singing assignments which have gained her a sizeable fan following. That she is an avid reader is but natural, with a bent for literary classics which in turn have lent its influence in her blog writing panache.

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