Saturday Sips: Fennel Apple Spritzer

Saturday Sips! Fennel Apple Spritzer | Evermine Occasions | www.evermine.com
Now that we are entering the home stretch of summer, the apple orchards are full of branches burdened with ripening fruits. As such, we wanted to celebrate the end of the harvest season with a recipe that’s symbolic of this time of year; one that utilizes and showcases the freshest ingredients with a unique twist.

Saturday Sips! Fennel Apple Spritzer | Evermine Occasions | www.evermine.com
That’s why we chose the Fennel Apple Spritzer as this month’s Saturday Sips recipe. This beverage is not only light and refreshingly crisp, but it makes a really fantastic and impressive drink for those final outdoor barbecues. The sweetness of the apples is cut with the mild soothing flavor of the fennel, and can be served and enjoyed by adults and children alike.

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Saturday Sips: Fennel Apple Spritzer
Recipe Type: Beverage
Author: Evermine Occasions
Ingredients
  • For the Fennel Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • For the Homemade Apple Juice:
  • 12 Apples, washed and cored
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • For the Fennel Apple Spritzer:
  • 2 oz. fresh apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cup sparkling water
  • 2 tablespoons Fennel Syrup, or to taste
  • Fennel Fronds or Apple Slices to Garnish
  • Ice Cubes
Instructions
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To make the Fennel Simple Syrup:
  1. Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the fennel seeds and stir. Allow mixture to come to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue simmering for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Allow syrup to cool to room temperature, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.
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To make the Apple Juice from Fresh Apples:
  1. Place apples in a large saucepan and add enough water to just barely cover. Place over medium-high heat until water starts to boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue to simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the apples have softened. Mash apples with a potato masher. Remove from heat and let cool until mashed apples are cool enough to handle.
  2. Spoon mashed apples into a juice bag or strain through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth. Squeeze out the juice and compost the pulp. Place juice in a jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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To make the Fennel Apple Spritzer:
  1. Place ice cubes in a glass. Add the apple juice, lemon juice, sparkling water and fennel syrup. Stir and taste. Adjust amount of fennel syrup as needed. Garnish with fennel fronds or apple slices. Enjoy!

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Josephine Guicciardi is the nom de plume of our creative Evermine blogger. With romantic connections to Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved” love letters, it is in keeping with the blog’s themes of love and joy. The great composer writes the famous words “ever thine, ever mine, ever ours” to a woman who remains a mystery to this day. Two of the most likely objects of his adoration are Josephine Brunsvik and Guilietta Guicciardi, and it’s from these two women that Josephine Guicciardi draws her persona.


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