Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Frocktails: Along Cider

On certain fall days, I crave a mug full of hot apple cider even more than hot chocolate, and that's saying a lot. Something about the sweetness and tanginess of that natural flavor is so appealing. This spiked version is dressed up and served warm with a bit of dark rum mixed in for a little added comfort.

This print dress by Sanctuary is a mix of colors perfectly suited for fall. I love the bold navy trim alongside those floral patterns. It's short and lightweight, but with a little layering, you've got yourself a wearable November dress.

Spiked Hot Apple Cider

4 cups apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Half an apple, thinly sliced
1 cup dark rum

Combine cider, cinnamon sticks, lemon juice, syrup and apple slices in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cup of rum and pour into mugs. Garnish with apple slices. Serves 4.

Dress found here. Similar belt found here. Frocktails is a monthly feature for fashion and libation inspiration. See past pairings.


  1. Nice one! Tell us about the belt .

    1. It's an old one, but I linked to a semi-similar option above!

  2. Lovely. This is a great example of a dress that I wouldn't have looked twice at but seeing it on someone (you!) it looks breathtaking. The colors are perfect for November! Love all your frocktail posts!

  3. Mmm, always love a good apple cider!

  4. Love the dress (and belt) and the drink sounds fabulous! xxoo

  5. Perfect pairing! And apple cider sounds amazing right now! lol

  6. Yum! I've been looking for a simple cocktail recipe to serve at Thanksgiving. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser!



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