John’s Cran-Apple Cosmo

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, November 20, 2014

Aired November 20, 2014

Serves 1 drink

1 ounce apple-infused vodka (to make your own, steep a bunch of apple slices in vodka for about 2 weeks, then strain)
A splash organic cranberry juice
A splash hard cider
Simple syrup
1 cinnamon stick


Make a simple syrup infused with the cinnamon stick by combining 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar and the cinnamon sticks in a small pot. Heat over high heat until the sugar melts. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine vodka and cranberry juice with simple syrup to taste. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, top with a splash of hard cider and garnish with a very thin slice of apple floating on top.