APPLE GINGER SPARKLERS
Martha Stewart editors came to Macy’s Kenwood for my special class and everyone loved this drink. Here’s my adaptation. Another nice drink for the holiday.
1 1/2 cups Ginger Syrup (recipe follows)
6 cups sparkling apple cider or regular cider
Garnish: optional but nice: 6 cinnamon sticks and 6 pieces crystallized ginger or a sprig of mint
Place 2-3 tablespoons syrup in each of six glasses. Fill glasses with ice cubes; pour in cider. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and crystallized ginger. Serve immediately.
1 cup sugar
1 three-inch piece fresh ginger (4 oz) peeled and sliced
1 cup water
In small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the sugar, ginger, and 1 cup
water to a boil. Cool completely; strain. Store in an airtight container, refrigerated, up to 1 week. Serves 6