Feel the season by having a cool cider and apple punch in the heat of Singapore’s Christmas. This refreshing and crisp cocktail is perfect for entertaining and can be tweaked for a family-friendly non-alcoholic version.
Non-alcoholic Option Drop the vodka and use sparkling apple juice instead.
- 1⅓ cup apple vodka (or just vodka)
- ¾ cup caster sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 sprigs fresh lemon thyme, plus extra to serve
- 1 green apple, thinly sliced
- 2 x 750 ml chilled sparkling apple cider
- 3 cups crushed ice
Stir ⅓ cup apple vodka (or vodka), caster sugar, water, cinnamon stick and fresh lemon thyme sprigs in a medium saucepan over medium heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves.
Bring to the boil, simmer for 10 mins. Cool; refrigerate until cold. Pour chilled syrup and 1 cup apple vodka (or vodka) into a large jug.
Add green apple, chilled sparkling apple cider, crushed ice and extra lemon thyme sprigs. Stir to combine.