The Man and I had a lovely drink at Paley’s Place a few nights ago called a “Cider Lane” that was non-alcoholic by design. I’m not drinking at the moment, due to alcohol napalming my blood vessels. And you know, there just aren’t enough mocktails in the world.
We’ll be bringing this to a NYE party this week where we will also be burning the man. Let me just say I cannot wait to bid adieu to 2014 by lighting something on fire in the street.
Here’s an approximation, our best guess, of the drink we had. We’ll call it a Cider Train instead of a Cider Lane since we actually don’t know what the recipe is for a Cider Lane. You could always add booze to this; I’m thinking vodka, gin, or rum would work well.
3.5 oz sparkling apple cider
.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
.5 tsp orange blossom or rose water (pure eau, no sugar)
dash of ground nutmeg and allspice
thinly sliced apple wedges for garnish
Put all that in a tumbler over ice and stir. Garnish with a few apple wedges.