Who doesn’t love a hot apple cider in the fall time? Katie and I definitely do. After the past 3 weeks going through this blog site update, we especially needed a drink. As I mentioned before, I decided on a whim to change our blog site from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. Why did Katie and I make this change? The main reasons we made this change is because we had more flexibility and options with the future of DAM Good Food. We also had been researching a discussing the switch for months but deciding to start on that particular day was a spontaneous choice of mine. I did not expect the complications or time frame so that was a little frustrating.

DAM Good Food can finally proceed and I couldn’t be happier! I decided to make an Irish Apple Cider. I chose to use Jameson Whiskey because it is my favorite Irish whiskey and also the only gluten free whiskey option for Katie. The cinnamon syrup seems like a process but it is very simple to make and also makes a ton of leftovers for future drinks and coffees! You can also purchase cinnamon syrup but I prefer to make it from scratch.

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Irish Apple Cider

2oz Irish Whiskey (I prefer Jameson, it is also the only gluten free Irish Whiskey)

1oz Cinnamon Syrup

7oz Apple Cider

Apple Wedge and Cinnamon Stick for garnish

Cinnamon Syrup Instructions 

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

3 cinnamon sticks

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan or small pot. Heat at medium-high while stirring  constantly until sugar has dissolved.  Remove from heat and let cool. Put away in a small mason jar once cooled.