I had these high hopes of having this posted yesterday so I could have some witty little commentary on how the Monday after a crazy holiday weekend totally deserves a delicious boozy cocktail.
And then Monday slapped me so hard in the face I nearly fell backwards. Woke up, had 8 recipes to make, shoot and write and then had to buzz out to the airport for my 5:30 flight to Copenhagen. In all honestly though, Monday TOTALLY needed this boozy salted caramel apple cider.
Like, I would have guzzled this down faster than a fat kid eats an ice cream cone. I mean seriously. It’s only 10:14 am home, but here in Sweden, it’s 4:14 pm and let’s just say I’ve been awake more hours than I’ve been asleep in the past 2 days. I’ve never been more excited to put this head to a pillow in my LIFE.
Like my rum soaked turkey, this salted caramel cider was a concoction I made for Captain Morgan’s #captianstable. They asked us to create a boozy drink for Thanksgiving, and my mind immediately went to cider. But not just any ol’ cider, one with a salty, sweeter twist. Hence the massively salted rim and the gooey caramel dripping ALL OVER THE PLACE.
You know the funniest part? I didn’t even do that on purpose. I had no intentions of making the “staged, messy” drink photo, and then my dog barked, the spoon fell and the rest is history. I actually love how it turned out, both drinkably (that’s a word) and in photos.
I should probably take a nap, no?
Boozy Salted Caramel Apple Cider
Serves about 6.
Prep time: >15 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours
- 12 small-medium apples
- 1 orange
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon cloves
- 1/2 cup caramel
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup Captain Morgans Spiced Rum
- Sea salt
- Whipped cream*
- Slice the apples and the orange into quarters. Place in the basin of a large crock pot. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves and caramel. Fill the pot with water (to just below the rim of the crock pot). Cover and set the crock pot to low. Cook for about 2 – 3 hours, or until apples are completely soft.
- Using a potato masher, mash the fruit. Then carefully pour over a wire mesh strainer to get the chunks so you’re left with liquid. Pour back into the crock pot and stir in rum.
- Dip your mugs in caramel and coat with sea salt. Pour into salted rim mugs and enjoy!
Nutritional information per cup:
Fat: 1.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 40 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Protein: 0.7 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 5