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Honeycrisp Crush

Honeycrisp apple crush is made with honeycrisp juice, vodka and ginger beer. This drink is so refreshing because it’s so icy and cold and full of apple flavor without tasting like apple cider. It tastes like a spiked honeycrisp apple. 
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honeycrisp juice and syrup

  • 2 large honeycrisp apples peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • sugar

honeycrisp crush

  • 3 ounces honeycrisp juice
  • 1 to 2 ounces honey crisp syrup
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces ginger beer or ginger ale
  • apple slices for garnish
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon on top


  • Note: of course you can use regular old apple juice for this. Or apple cider! If you use either, you may need to adjust the amount of honeycrisp syrup. Go based on your own taste preference!

honeycrisp juice and syrup

  • You can make all of this ahead of time!
  • Place the apples and water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Cook until the mixture is simmering and the apple is tender and begins to break down. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth and blended. Strain over a fine mesh sieve into a measuring cup. This gives you the honeycrisp "juice." Reserve a few ounces (about 3 ounces for 1 drink) and set it aside.
  • The remaining amount of honeycrisp juice you have is how much sugar you need. If you have 1/2 cup of juice left, use 1/2 cup sugar. Equal parts. Place both the honeycrisp juice and the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is simmering. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Store this in a sealed container in the fridge and it will last great!

honeycrisp crush

  • Fill a glass with crushed ice. Pour the honeycrisp juice, syrup and vodka in to the glass. Give it a gentle stir. Top it off with the ginger beer or ginger ale, an apple slice and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve!

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