Home > Beverages > Cherry Apple Cider Cherry Apple Cider November 10, 2017 | 2 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Special thanks to the Cherry Marketing Institute for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. A delicious tart cherry simple syrup with sparkling apple cider I’d love to know; how many of you do a Friendsgiving during the month of November? Today I’m teaming up (virtually) with some amazing friends to bring you an entire Friendsgiving dinner menu complete with recipes for a beverage (that’s this recipe!), a side dish, a main dish, and a dessert. The fun thing about this menu is we’re all using the superfruit Montmorency tart cherries in our recipes. I’ve made several recipes over the years using Montmorency tart cherries and love the health benefits this fruit contains. Some of the top health benefits include: Better quality and duration of sleep Reduced risk of arthritis Aid exercise recovery Promote cardiovascular health When you choose to use Montmorency tart cherries you’re going to get U.S. grown cherries sourced from small, family orchards. This helps support local agriculture and preserve generations-old family farms. This drink starts with water-packed canned tart cherries. Many people think canned cherries means pie filling, but there are actually pitted tart cherries packed in water that are perfect for cooking and baking. The first step is to drain the cherries, then add them to a small saucepan with some water and sugar. Simmer for about 10 minutes, then press the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to get the base of our fun beverage: tart cherry simple syrup. Pour a few tablespoons of the syrup in an empty glass, then fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling apple cider. I’ve tried both full calorie sparkling apple cider and a calorie-free sparkling apple water, and both are delicious in this drink! If you prefer a sweeter taste, then go with the full-calorie apple cider. Add a cinnamon stick and you’ve got the perfect Thanksgiving beverage that both kids and adults will enjoy! More Thanksgiving Recipes: Crockpot Potatoes Au Gratin Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad Beet and Goat Cheese Salad FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Cherry Apple Cider - Review this recipe A delicious tart cherry simple syrup with sparkling apple cider SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Cherry Apple Cider - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe A delicious tart cherry simple syrup with sparkling apple cider Course Drinks Cuisine American Keyword Cherry Apple Cider Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 10 beverages Calories 41kcal Author Chelsea Cost $3.24 IngredientsMontmorency Tart Cherry Simple Syrup1-1/2 cups (1 can) Montmorency tart cherries, drained6 tablespoons white sugar1 teaspoon waterCherry Apple Cider1 bottle (25.4 ounces) Sparkling Apple CiderPebble or crushed ice, to fill glassesOptional: additional sugar to rim glasses, cinnamon sticks InstructionsPlace the tart cherries and sugar in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Strain the cherries and allow the liquid to cool completely in the fridge.When ready to enjoy the beverages, rim the tops of the glasses in sugar (if desired), and then fill the glasses halfway with ice. Pour a few tablespoons of the cherry simple syrup into the bottom of the glasses and then top with sparkling apple cider.Add a cinnamon stick in the glasses as desired and enjoy immediately. Nutrition FactsCalories: 41kcal DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.