Sip your way to goodness with a Caramel Apple Cider Punch that everyone can enjoy! A refreshing sparkling apple cider drink is perfect for back-to-school and fall gatherings!
I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
While coffee is definitely a great beverage, especially for those early school mornings, sometimes I don’t want the caffeine. Hot beverages are definitely not on my drink list here in Florida during August and September, when the temperature is in the 90s before noon. Cold Caramel Apple Cider Punch is the perfect drink to sip any day, throughout the day.
Caramel Apple Cider Punch:
I love apple cider and am anxiously awaiting Fall and cooler weather to enjoy it as much as I can while living in Florida. We don’t get many cool Fall days, so hot apple cider usually only happens in January/February. Until then, cold apple cider drinks are my friend. Some of my favorites are Homemade Apple Cider Floats and Spiced Apple Cider Sangria.
Here is a great recipe for homemade apple cider. I love using ginger ale to add bubbles to punches – it has a great flavor and doesn’t add an unnecessary lemon-lime flavor. Torani Apple and Caramel Syrups were also added for an extra apple and caramel flavor. Feel free to play around with the amounts on the syrup to taste.
I love using fun ingredients to garnish drinks, and grabbed some extra long cinnamon sticks, apple slices and orange slices as my garnish. The pop of color is perfect and makes it extra special. The glassware also makes a difference. Dressing up a normal beverage in a pretty glass always enhances the drink.
Tools, Tips & Tricks:
- I used my favorite large measuring cup to combine all the liquid. I love these glass ones and have multiple sizes
- Even if it’s just me, I love drinking out of a nice glass. The Lacey Tumbler is one of my favorites.
- Check out my entertaining section on Amazon for more bar-ware and drinking glass options, including pitchers.
Caramel Apple Cider Punch
- 1 cup cold apple cider
- 1 cup ginger ale
- 1 ounce Torani Apple Syrup
- 1 ounce Torani Caramel Syrup
- apple slices, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks for garnish
- Place ice in glasses. Combine drink ingredients in measuring cup and divide between glasses. Garnish and enjoy!
Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:
Back to School Desserts:
Almond Shortbread Skillet from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Animal Cracker Cupcakes from The Domestic Kitchen
Berries Vanilla Pies from My Sweet Zepol
Birthday Cake Truffles from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Brown Sugar Milk Tea Popsicles from Simply Healthyish
Caramel Apple Oatmeal Skillet Cookie from Home Sweet Homestead
DIY Mini Caramel Apples from Jen Around the World
Funfetti Whoopie Pies from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookies from Comfortably Domestic
Back to School Drinks:
Caramel Apple Cider Punch from Love and Confections
Caramel Cold Brew Coffee from The Redhead Baker
Iced Caramel Latte with Apple Whipped Cream from The Nifty Foodie
Iced Caramel Mocha from Tara’s Multicultural Table
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