This crisp and refreshing apple gin fizz cocktail recipe is made with apple cider, gin, fresh lemon juice, and sparkling water to top.
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I recently returned from another successful gathering of the Fresh Air Retreat, the biannual retreat I co-host with Lauren of The Curious Plate. Having the opportunity to host and gather with other food bloggers twice a year is something I will never take for granted. This fall we escaped to a beautiful house in Austin, TX. The days flew by in a whirlwind of food, networking, and fun. At the end of each retreat, I always wish we had more time!
Since these trips are such a highlight for me, I’m so excited to share what I learned from meeting with my fellow food creatives. Along with the fun we had, we were also blessed to learn from and collaborate with some wonderful companies including Raptive, Zwilling, Dave’s Killer Bread, and Flor de Caña. Zwilling shared some fantastic knife skills and techniques with a great hands on demonstration. Being a home-taught cook, I love learning more about how to behave like the pros in the kitchen.
And while I love cooking with Dave’s Killer Bread, did you know they have snack bars now? They have 3 delicious flavors: Cocoa Brownie Blitz, Trail Mix Crumble, and Oat-Rageous Honey Almond. We got to give them a try and I was thoroughly impressed! Glad to have another healthy, grab-n-go option in my pantry. Despite all that I could share, I’m excited to show you all this delicious Apple Gin Fizz Cocktail I developed with the help of Envy Apples. We enjoyed this refreshing cocktail alongside some delicious food prepared by my good friend Chef Trimell, and I can’t wait for you to give it a try!
- Gin: Made from juniper berries, gin has a fresh, somewhat citrusy and piney flavor, and isn’t very sweet on it’s own.
- Envy apples: Crisp, naturally sweet, and deliciously aromatic of the apple orchards they’re harvested from.
- Lemon juice: The bright, acidic flavor balances out some of the sweetness from the apple juice.
- Apple simple syrup: Making your own simple syrup is quick and easy with just some water, sugar, and Envy apples.
- Club soda: Gives the drink the fizziness and bubbles for which it is named.
Why use Envy Apples?
I was so excited to partner with Envy as their apples are so versatile. They have a perfect balance of sweetness, and the best crisp, crunch when you eat them. They are great for snacking as well as cooking and baking. Maybe my favorite thing about them is that they don’t immediately start to turn yellow or brown when they are sliced! That makes using them perfect for topping snacks or cocktails, like this Apple Gin Fizz.
How to Make Apple Gin Fizz
Start your Apple Gin Fizz cocktail by taking a sharp knife and cutting your apples. Take enough apples to press into juice, and a couple to cut into slices for garnish. Take part of the apple juice and add it to the water and sugar in a pot. Bring to a boil, add any remaining pieces of apple, then simmer until sugar dissolves. Turn off heat and let cool to room temperature and then strain.
Once simple syrup has mostly cooled, take a large pitcher full of ice and add the gin, lemon juice, remaining apple juice, and the simple syrup. Stir well until everything is well combined. Alternatively, you could make them one by one in a cocktail shaker.
Then fill your glasses with ice and a couple thin apple slices and fill about 3/4 of the way with the apple gin mixture.
Top off each glass with the club soda, serve, and enjoy your Apple Gin Fizz Cocktail!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a GIn Fizz?
A very popular gin fizz is the New Orleans Fizz, and it can be referred to by that name.
What’s the difference between a fizz and a sour?
Typically it comes down to the feel or texture of the drink. A fizz is exactly that- very fizzy and sparkling, while a sour is usually more chill. Sometimes a Fizz also includes an egg or egg white, which also adds to that difference in consistency.
What tastes best with gin?
A lot of juices taste great with gin: cranberry, apple, and orange juice to name a few. But ginger beer, tonic water, and club soda are all great mixers as well.
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This Apple Gin Fizz was the perfect cocktail to share with this group of lovely ladies. (Left to Right: Lauren of The Curious Plate, Addison of Organically Addison, Madeline of Mad About Food, Mary of Mary’s Whole Life, Juli of PaleOMG, Christina of The Whole Cook, Cassy of Fed & Fit, Zainab of A Classic Twist, and yours truly.) Easy to make in a large batch, it made refills easy so we could focus on the discussion, each other, and the experience of the retreat. With only three days together and a packed schedule, any time saved was valuable. If you like to host and gather with your friends, then it’ll be the perfect drink for you as well.
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Apple Cider Gin Fizz
This crisp and refreshing cocktail recipe is made with apple cider, gin, fresh lemon juice and sparkling water to top.
- 8 ounces gin
- 4 ounces Envy apple pressed juice (or apple cider)
- 2 ounces lemon juice
- 2 ounces apple simple syrup
- 8 ounces club soda
Apple Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup Envy apple pressed juice
- ½ cup sugar
- cores from Envy apple pressed juice
Cut 4 Envy apples leaving the core untouched. Using a cold press juicer, press the Envy apples through the juicer and collect thej uice in a separate container; set aside for multiple uses later.
To make the simple syrup, heat all of the ingredients (including the apple cores)in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Stir to dissolve sugar then remove from heat. Let cool completely before straining with a mesh strainer.
In a large pitcher filled with ice, add the gin, apple juice, lemon juice and apple simple syrup. Stir well. Fill four glasses with ice and pour apple gin mixture until glasses are 2/3 full. Top off each glass with club soda and garnish with an apple slice to serve.
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Serving: 1glassCalories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.003gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.1mg
Disclosure: This recipe was developed in partnership with Envy Apples. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.