This Caramel Apple Punch recipe is a refreshing, fruity, crowd pleasing cocktail using apple juice in both the caramel and the punch. You can definitely call it a win-win.
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk or cream
1 Tbsp. butter
Pinch of salt
1 shot of dark spiced rum
1 shot of Grand Marnier
Chill glasses in freezer 30 minutes prior to mixing.
To make caramel boil down apple cider on medium heat for 10-15 minutes gently whisking. (apple cider should reduce down to about 1/3 cup). Add sugar, milk and butter to apple cider and bring to a boil. Continue to whisk until thick, approximately 5-10 minutes. Let caramel cool for 15 minutes. Once cooled, spoon a bit of caramel around rim of glass. It will harden slightly on chilled glass. Combine apple cider, rum, Grand Marnier, 1 tsp. of apple caramel and ice to a shaker. Shake well and pour into caramel rimmed glass. Serve with additional ice if desired.