Drink of the week – Apple Cider Spritzer

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I know its in the 80s and 90s here in Wisconsin but it is the first day of fall.  What better than a drink featuring fall apples!

Ingredients
– 1 ounce whiskey or bourbon
– 2 ounces cider-honey syrup (recipe follows)
– champagne, to top glass
– sprig of rosemary, to garnish
In a shaker filled with ice, combine the honey syrup and whiskey. Shake vigorously and strain into a serving glass. Top with champagne and garnish with a rosemary sprig.
Cider-Honey Syrup:
– ½ cup honey
– 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
– 2 cinnamon sticks
– 1 teaspoon whole cloves
– 1 cup apple cider
– 4 sprigs rosemary
In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk the honey, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and apple cider together until the mixture starts to bubble, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat, add rosemary and let cool for 25 minutes. Strain through a sieve and transfer to a container until ready to use. Can be made ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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