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Fun Homemade Apple Drink Recipes

September 25th, 2012 Cooking

Apple juice

This delicious drink will go perfectly in your thermos. According to Mother Earth News, first you'll need to cut up your apples (as many as you want turned into juice!) in small pieces using a knife or a pie cutter. Don't worry about peeling the apples. Put your apples into a large pot and add about 2 inches of water. Put a cover on the pot and let them simmer on the stove on medium high heat until the apples are soft. The source notes that in order to extract the most juice, you should simmer the fruit slowly. Every once in a while, use a blunt object to squish the apples so they eventually form a sweet paste.

Get a strainer with tiny holes and put it over a bowl. Next, pour your mash into the strainer and work it with your hands to extract any excess juice. You can still use the mash for apple sauce or other great recipes!

If you don't mind pulp, then you don't have to further filter your juice, but if you want pure liquid, then set up some coffee filters over the strainer and pour the juice through it as many times as you want. Then simmer it on low and use sugar to adjust the sweetness if desired.

Pie in a jar

For added flavor, AllRecipes.com recommends mixing 1 gallon of your apple juice with 1 gallon of apple cider in a bowl along with 1 ½ cups of sugar and six 3-inch cinnamon sticks. After the sugar's dissolved, remove the concoction from the heat and take out the cinnamon sticks. The source notes that you can also add in 1 liter of grain alcohol for a tasty fall cocktail.