How to Make a Golden Apple Cocktail

Here’s a great low-calorie cocktail recipe you can mix up in a few simple steps. This glowing golden drink combines vibrant red apples with vodka, apple brandy, and sparkling cider for a boozy but low-calorie buzz. At only 97 calories per serving, you can indulge without worrying too much about your waistline. Watch the video to see a step-by-step demonstration of the recipe so you can mix up the autumnal drink tonight.

This cocktail’s star ingredient, Calvados, is a dark apple brandy imported from Normandy (but available in most liquor stores). That, plus the sparkling cider and fresh apples give it a warm aroma that’s unabashedly autumnal. This recipe yields 30 cocktails, so it’s perfect to serve at your parties this Fall. If you’re hosting a smaller get-together, you may want to cut the ingredients in half.

You get the freshest apples during the fall season, so now is the best time to use them in recipes. Loaded with fiber and vitamin C, apples keep you satiated as well as boost your immune system—and we all know that staving off holiday weight as well as avoiding colds and the flu are important as we head into the holiday season.

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