Autumn Orchard Spritz
Request: original cocktail low alcohol fruity with thanksgiving theme
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Serving : 1 cocktail
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The Autumn Orchard Spritz is a refreshing, low-alcohol cocktail that embodies the spirit of Thanksgiving with its fruity and festive flavors. This bubbly concoction is perfect for toasting to gratitude and the harvest season with friends and family. **Ingredients**: - 1 oz apple cider (freshly pressed, if available) - 1 oz pear nectar - 0.5 oz cranberry juice - 0.5 oz spiced pumpkin syrup (recipe follows) - 2 oz Prosecco or any sparkling wine (for a low-alcohol option, substitute with non-alcoholic sparkling wine) - Cinnamon stick for garnish - Thin apple slice for garnish - Whole cranberries for garnish **Spiced Pumpkin Syrup**: - 1 cup water - 1 cup granulated sugar - 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree - 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice **To make the Spiced Pumpkin Syrup**: 1. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. 2. Stir in pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, and continue to cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. 3. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any solid particles. 4. Store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. **Instructions to make the Autumn Orchard Spritz**: 1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider, pear nectar, cranberry juice, and spiced pumpkin syrup with ice. 2. Shake well until the ingredients are well chilled. 3. Strain the mixture into a wine glass filled with ice. 4. Top gently with Prosecco or non-alcoholic sparkling wine. 5. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, a thin apple slice, and a few whole cranberries. The Autumn Orchard Spritz