Spiked Apple Cider Float
Ingredients: 2 cups apple cider, chilled 1/4 cup cinnamon, simple syrup (see recipe below), 1/4 cup apple schnapps, 2 tablespoons bourbon, 5-6 scoops vanilla ice cream
Directions: Place two mugs in the freezer about an hour before you'd like to serve the floats. Place 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream in each mug. In a small pitcher or cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider, cinnamon simple syrup, apple schnapps, and bourbon. Shake to combine. Pour the apple cider over ice cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick! Recipe serves 2 and can multiplied easily.
Cinnamon Simple Syrup: Combine 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, and one cinnamon stick in a small saucepan. Place over medium-high heat, and allow to cook until the sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. This should take about 2-3 minutes. As soon as the sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature. Once cool, strain through a fine mesh sieve into a container and store in the fridge until ready to use.