If you have a kid who doesn’t eat apple peels or you’re cooking a recipe that doesn’t use the peels, you should use them in this recipe. It is made from the leftovers from one apple, so you can increase the measurements to fit your purpose.
An apple cordial is almost like an apple syrup made for gimlets, but you can use it in different cocktails to add sweetness and a crispy apple flavor. Since this version is alcohol-free, you can be creative and use it on different juices and refreshers.
I created this recipe because my daughter doesn't eat apples with peels, but she also loves apples. So, during this summer, we had a lot of peels going to the bin. I have done plenty of cordials, and I love to use them in cocktails, so I made leftover apple cordial.
Because many of the single malt whiskeys have fresh and green notes, I decided to make a whiskey gimlet with leftover apple cordial and it was delicious and super crispy!
Peel and cut out the core of 1 granny smith apple, reserving the peels and core. Use the flesh for other preparations or eat it as it is
Cut the peels and the core into small pieces. Add them to a glass jar
Add 25 g of sugar and mix until everything is coated in it. Leave it in the refrigerator overnight to soften
Add 50 ml of hot water and mix
Add 1 g of malic acid powder and 0.5 g of citric acid powder. Stir until dissolved
Strain through a fine mesh sieve and store it in a glass container. The apple cordial is ready
Enjoy creating different cocktails with it!
Yield 70 ml
Granny Smith Apple1
Malic Acid Powder1 g
Citric Acid Powder0.5 g
Hot Water50 ml
Fine Mesh Sieve