Harvest Dark and Stormy Cocktail

By Kathy Casey

It's harvest time and delicious apples are ready, and perfect, for use in cocktails. This twist on the classic Dark and Stormy cocktail uses a blended Apple Ginger Puree to compliment the traditional flavors of the ginger beer and dark rum. You can make the Apple Ginger Puree up in advance with your Vitamix The Quiet One Blender and store up to a week. I like to use granny smith apples for their tart flavor.

Recipe

Ingredients

Cocktail

1 1/2 oz dark/aged or spiced rum

1 oz Apple Ginger Puree (see recipe)

1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 – 2 oz ginger beer

Garnish: candied ginger and apple slice on a pick

Apple Ginger Puree

Makes 20 ounces

2 Granny Smith apples, diced 1/2-inch (about 3 cups)

2 Tbsps. minced fresh ginger

1 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 cups sugar

Instructions

Cocktail

Measure the rum, puree, and juice into a mixing glass.

Fill with ice. Cap and shake vigorously.

Pour drink into a tall glass. Top with ginger beer and give a quick stir.

Garnish with the candied ginger and apple slice.

Apple Ginger Puree

Measure ingredients into a saucepan.

Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes, or until apples are very tender.

Remove pan from heat and let cool to room temperature.

Once cooled, pour contents into a Vitamix blender cup and blend until smooth (#5 setting on Vitamix The Quiet One Blender).

Store refrigerated for up to 7 days.

Comments
Raphael 24 Sep 2013
10:28 am

Can’t watch the video, it’s marked as private.

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Small Screen Colin 24 Sep 2013
10:32 am

Should be working now, Raphael. Sorry about the inconvenience.

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