Apple Giver

"Mocktails are a fun challenge. The goal is to re-create the thrill and complexity of a cocktail," says John deBary. His nonalcoholic revamp of an apple cocktail replaces Calvados with apple cider, but keeps the brown sugar-fig syrup.  Slideshows:  More Nonalcoholic Drink Recipes 

Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 ounces chilled unsweetened apple cider

  • 1 ounce Brown Sugar-Fig Syrup

  • 2 dashes of Fee Brothers Old Fashion aromatic bitters (optional - see Note)

  • Ice

  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the cider, fig syrup and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the lemon twist.


The bitters here are alcohol-based. For a completely nonalcoholic cocktail, leave them out.

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