Just in time for another hot summer, U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has mixed up Apple Ginger Chillers, a simple and refreshing mock-tail that tingles the taste buds with a delicious trio of apple cider, ginger beer and vanilla bean syrup ingredients. Apples truly are the superfruit for everyone. The health benefits of apples and apple products were first recorded as early as medieval times and “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” still holds true. Research has verified this statement and recent studies have linked apples/apple products to helping with everything from weight loss to different types of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even asthma. Some of the most recent studies on apples and apple products have linked apples with improving the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and possibly decreasing your risk for developing it as well as improved immunity and gut health due to the pectin (soluble fiber) found in the apples peel. Even though it’s summer, don’t every forget about amazing apples!
Apple Ginger Chillers
2 cups apple cider or juice
3/4 cups ginger beer (non-alcoholic)
1/8 teaspoon of vanilla bean simple syrup*
1 large mint leaf (sliced into small pieces to release its aroma)
Dash of apple bitters
*Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup Ingredients
1 vanilla bean, seeded
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Pinch of sea salt
1. Bring simple syrup ingredients to a boil, strain and chill. Pour all ingredients together over ice and garnish with fresh mint leaf.