Apple, apples everywhere are one of the things I like best about fall. I can do without the cooler temperatures, shorter days and falling leaves, but a crisp, fresh apple makes it all worthwhile. Thankfully, where there are apples, there’s apple cider and apple juice.
Apple Cider vs Apple Juice
Though the terms are often used interchangeably, there’s a difference between the two.
Apple Cider is raw, unfiltered apple juice. Apples are ground into a consistency much like applesauce then wrapped in cheesecloth and pressed until the cider is extracted.
Apple Juice is cider that’s been filtered in order to get rid of the pulp and other solids. The filtered cider is processed into a concentrated powder or syrup then reconstituted with water before it’s packaged for sale. The filtration process gives apple juice a lighter color and flavor.
Apple Cider Rum Cocktail
Apple cider’s a treat on its own but when you stir it together with a dark rum and maple syrup you get a cocktail that tastes like boozy fall in a glass! You can swap the apple cider for apple juice but you’ll miss the hearty cider taste and texture.
In the battle of apple cider vs apple juice what’s your choice?
- 1 1/2 cups apple cder
- 1 cup dark rum
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Fill four rocks glasses with ice.
- Stir cider, rum and maple syrup together until well-mixed.
- Pour and serve.