Are you thinking about what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers yet? I know I sure am! While some leftovers like mashed potatoes and turkey lend themselves to ALL sorts of different post feast preparations, other dishes like homemade apple sauce tend to be served ‘as-is’ and when people are over them, they’re over them. Not in my house though, we’re celebrating the end of a successful feast and plan on kicking up our feet from a day full of Black Friday shopping by sipping on these Spiked Apple Cider Cocktails featuring my leftover applesauce!
Last holiday season I showed you how I used up the leftover cranberry sauce after our Thanksgiving feast by shaking it up into my irresistible Cranberry Sauce Dark and Stormy cocktails.
The response on Pinterest and Instagram to that cocktail recipe was so overwhelmingly positive I knew that this year I had to share this applesauce-laced cocktail so you could indulge in cocktails made with leftovers again!
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For the cocktail
1 1/2 ounces dark rum
2 tablespoons cider spiced applesauce, or regular applesauce
3 ounces apple cider
For the rim of the glass and optional garnishes
1/8 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
thinly sliced apples
Prepare the glass
In a small saucer combine the list brown sugar and cinnamon, stir to combine. Wet the rim of a rocks glass and place the moistened rim of the glass into the brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Fill the glass with ice, 1 slice of apple, and a cinnamon stick. Set aside.
Make the cocktail
Fill a martini shaker with ice then add the rum, applesauce, and apple cider. Shake vigorously. Strain into the prepared rocks glass. Fill to the top with ginger beer and stir with the cinnamon stick to combine, Serve immediately.