Served in a martini glass, this mocktail has all the sweetness and spice of an apple pie. Once you prepare the syrup, the rest is easy. From Rachel Cooks.
Ginger-Cinnamon Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cinnamon sticks
1-2 inches of ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely and strain to remove ginger and cinnamon.
For one Fake-tini
2 tablespoons of Ginger-Cinnamon Simple Syrup
1 cup apple cider
ice for mixing
cinnamon sugar for rimming the glass
apple slice or cinnamon stick to garnish (optional)
Prepare martini glass by wetting the rim with apple cider and then dipping in cinnamon-sugar. Add ice to martini shaker. Pour in cider and simple syrup. Shake and pour into prepared glass. Garnish with apple slice or cinnamon stick.