Saturday, September 20, 2014
ApfelSTROHdel - a hot apple toddy with Austrian Stroh rum
I've been testing various recipes using the spiced Austrian rum, Stroh, and this autumn/winter drink was quite popular. The ApfelSTROHdel recipe is adapted from the Stroh's website (see here), and it's a witty play of words - think of the famous Viennese apple strudel or Apfelstrudel. I've still got some Stroh left, I'll be making this again and again. The nights are getting darker and cooler here, and this is a nice recipe to have on a cold and rainy autumn night :)
400 ml apple juice (you can use apple cider or unfiltered apple juice)
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp dark brown sugar (or more, to taste)
60 ml Stroh rum (I used Stroh 40)
Heat the apple juice, cinnamon sticks and sugar gently in a small bowl, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Do not boil!
Remove from the heat, let cool for a moment. Stir in the Stroh, pour into glasses and garnish with a thin apple slice (optional).
Enjoy, preferably in front of a flickering fireplace.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post as such, but I have received remuneration for sharing this recipe with my Estonian readers on my Estonian-language site.