This adorable outfit at J.McLaughlin on Charles Street in Beacon Hill, Boston caught my eye. Not only did this get-up strike visuals of leaf peeping in fur and flannel but it also whet my appetite for a fall elixir that would set a precedent for all things fun, fall and fab! And thus…the Maple Flirt was born. Let me know what you think!
Serves 6 (Recipe can be doubled and makes a great punch!)
3 cup cider (Trader Joe’s Pear Cinnamon Cider is DELISH otherwise apple juice, cider or even Martinelli’s Sparkling is a great alternative)
2 oz vanilla schnapps/liqueur
2 oz maple syrup
a dash of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
2 + Tbs pressed ginger (I love extra ginger- the more the better! I also like the pulp- the drink feels a little more hearty aka “healthy”;) If you prefer a thinner drink, simply strain the juice!)
Fresh pomegranate, ground nutmeg and a cinnamon stick for garnish!
* You can control how sweet the party is based on how much schnapps and syrup you add. If you would like something a little less sweet, add just half of the Vanilla Schnapps and Maple Syrup quantity then add an extra squeeze of ginger…spicey:)
Serve shaken straight up, or stirred on the rocks.