#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.


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