12 Drinks of Christmas 2016: Allspice and Apple Highball Cocktail Recipe
It’s the time of the year for holiday decorations, twinkling lights, warm spices, and a rolling series of parties, gatherings, and celebrations. For the second year in a row, we’ll be adding to the festivities with twelve drinks to make all of those parties just a little merrier and brighter.
If you followed our 12 Drinks series last Christmas, you’ll know that we highlighted allspice dram as the bottle of the season. There’s nothing better for celebrating being toasty and warm on a cold winter day. Allspice Dram finds itself at the front of our shelves just after Thanksgiving, and then gets moved to the dark corner in back just before Valentine’s Day not to be thought of again until the holidays roll around again.
Well, it’s time for the allspice dram to move forward again. If you’re wondering what to do with that bottle you bought last Christmas, you can of course repeat last year’s recipes (a wintry sangria and a Christmas martini). If you’re looking for something new, though, try this easy highball we made with our dram and the apple cider we got in our winter farmshare. This is a particularly good one to make by the pitcher.
By the Pitcher
- 2 cups allspice dram
- 4 cups apple cider
- 1/2 cup club soda
- 1 apple, sliced, for garnish
- Mix the apple cider and allspice dram in a pitcher.
- Just before serving, fill the pitcher with ice, add the apple slices, and gently float the club soda on top.
- Serve with ice in highball glasses.
By the Glass
- 2 oz allspice dram
- 4 oz apple cider
- 1/2 oz club soda
- 1 apple slice, for garnish
- Combine the cider and dram in a highball glass.
- Fill with ice.
- Top with soda.
- Garnish with the apple slice.