Boozy Apple Cider Slushie
This fall is especially warm, right? Or are we just making excuses to drink this spiked apple cider slushie? Either way, this frozen cocktail is a seasonal stunner. You make a boozy granita using a mixture of bourbon, apple cider, and a super easy spiced brown-sugar syrup. Then you freeze and scrape, freeze and scrape until you reach, er, “slushie” texture (you know what we mean). It’s pretty garnished with a slice of apple but cinnamon sticks would add another fragrant dimension. Cheers to the season!
To make the brown sugar-cinnamon simple syrup:
Combine ¾ cup light brown sugar, ¾ cup water, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir to dissolve sugar. Remove pan from heat and cool completely. Refrigerate syrup in a covered container for up to 2 weeks. Makes ¾ cup.