#DOTW: Spiced Apple Margarita

Tequila is such a summer drink! You’ll have to get inventive to come up with a winter cocktail that incorporates this lovely spirit. But fret not, I’m always on the lookout to find something appropriate for the season or occasion. This might just be one of my favorite cocktails altogether, it’s so delicious. Take the time to make the honey simple syrup, it makes the whole drink..

What you’ll need”

  • 2 oz 1800 Reposado Tequila (or reposado tequila of your choice)
  • 2 oz apple juice
  • 3/4 fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • dash of cinnamon

To make the simple syrup: add 1/4 of honey and 1/4 cup of water to a small pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer, and stir to combine. Set aside and let cool down.

To make a rim: combine salt, cinnamon and brown sugar on a plate. Wet the rim with lime juice, then dip the rim of the glass in the salt combo.

In a martini shaker, combine tequila, apple juice, lime juice, honey simple syrup and cinnamon over ice. Shake well. Add ice to the rimmed glass, and pour the content of the martini shaker into it. Garnish with a star of anise.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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