Mock Apple-Cider Sour

Play mixologist with this fizzy apple-cider sour. The flamed orange peel garnish provides a hint of smoke to mimic whiskey's oaked taste.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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1 small sugar cube

1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 ounces apple cider

2 ounces cranberry-raspberry flavor seltzer

1 spherical piece cocktail ice

1 whole apple chip

One 2- to 3-inch piece orange peel


Special equipment:
a sphere ice cube mold
  1. Add the sugar cube, lemon juice, apple cider and seltzer to a 6- to 8-ounce Old Fashion glass. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Drop in the ice cube sphere and apple chip. Flame the orange peel by simultaneously bending the peel, skin-side out, and holding a match or lighter near the peel to ignite the spraying orange oil. Rub the peel around the rim of the glass before dropping it in the drink.
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