Friday, November 21, 2008

Amai’s Salted Caramel Apple Cider


With the onset of chilly weather I can’t help but start to think about soups, stews and hot beverages. New York City is a walking city which is great for getting your daily exercise but a little tough in the winter months when you are forced to schlep bag after bag along snow covered streets. The thought of something toasty to warm your chilled bones makes moving through the hat and scarf crowds a little easier.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner it is a great time to start to peruse the aisles for ingredients to make scrumptious liquid refreshments. My sister is in charge of the beverages for our holiday gatherings simply because all she can make for food is reservations. Last year we had Apple Pie Martini’s this year I am going to suggest she stop by Amai’s and try their Salted Caramel Apple Cider (hint, hint).

Although I don’t see any official recipes online it looks like they pour half a cup of Hot Apple Cider and then rest a teaspoon full of caramel sprinkled with Fleur de Sel and let that dissolve for a minute or two and then pour the remaining Apple Cider over the spoon. They do froth it a bit and offer whip cream as an option. I am a sucker for the sweet and salty combo and this drink doesn’t disappoint. --b

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