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Coconut Water Apple Cider Fizz: A Drink for Appetizers

Updated on September 21, 2013
Easy ingredients like coconut water and sparkling cider equal a fun drink.
Easy ingredients like coconut water and sparkling cider equal a fun drink. | Source

Coconut Water and Sparkling Apple Cider Make A Simple Drink to Serve with Light or Heavy Hors d'Oeurves


If you are looking for a special drink to serve for your next party, one that everyone can consume and one which would be something unique to all of your guests, then my Coconut Water Apple Cider Fizz is just what you need to wow your friends.

This drink is a non-alcoholic, fun dazzler, as well as being light and tasty. Guests tell me that they don’t know whether it is most amazing because of its simplicity, or because of how much they enjoy it with the appetizers I serve.



Two Ingredients Stir Up Fun


Fizzy apple cider can be homemade if not purchased ready made, but there are brands on the market that are not full of all kinds of junk. Coconut water is a healthy drink packed with electrolites that help hydrate major organs, including our brain and skin.

Below the Fizz recipe I've included a very tasty appetizer that uses polenta as its base. The topping is full of flavor from herbs and can include any number of other ingredients.

Two of the best things about this appetizer is that it is cow milk free and it is gluten free. How much better can the food for a party get?

With just two ingredients the fizz can be made with a flourish and served with laughter while enjoying your hors d'oeuvres.

To make my Coconut Water Apple Cider Fizz you’ll need to chill:

• Coconut Water--One 11 ounce carton makes 2-3 servings, depending on the size of the cups.

• Sparkling Apple Cider--For best results use immediately upon opening.

Make the drinks this way:

Fill cups half full of chilled coconut water.

Add 1 ice-cube, or 2 if the cup is large.

When ready to serve, finish filling the cups with chilled sparkling apple cider.

Serve up the fun immediately.

Told you it was simple! :)


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All natural coconut water is refreshing!Coconut water is naturally good for you!Coconut water is filled with minerals.Coconut water is hydration for your health.Fizzy apple cider goes well with coconut water!Sparkling apple cider is non-alcoholic.A long standing reputation.Packaged mix for polenta hors d' Ouerves.Polenta is a GF and cow milk free food!
All natural coconut water is refreshing!
All natural coconut water is refreshing! | Source
Coconut water is naturally good for you!
Coconut water is naturally good for you! | Source
Coconut water is filled with minerals.
Coconut water is filled with minerals. | Source
Coconut water is hydration for your health.
Coconut water is hydration for your health. | Source
Fizzy apple cider goes well with coconut water!
Fizzy apple cider goes well with coconut water! | Source
Sparkling apple cider is non-alcoholic.
Sparkling apple cider is non-alcoholic. | Source
A long standing reputation.
A long standing reputation. | Source
Packaged mix for polenta hors d' Ouerves.
Packaged mix for polenta hors d' Ouerves. | Source
Polenta is a GF and cow milk free food!
Polenta is a GF and cow milk free food! | Source

A Cow Milk Free Appetizer


This fizz will go well with most appetizers, but I thought you might enjoy seeing one of my favorites:

Polenta Hors d'Oeuvres with Herbed Goat Cheese

Make polenta according to package directions.

Cool down and form into a log using plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Unroll on a baking sheet and cut into 1/4" patties.

Brush both sides of each polenta cake with olive oil.

Cook in a non-stick skillet on high for approximately 2 minutes.

At this point the polenta cakes can be cooled and stored for up to 1 day to have on hand when you are ready to top and bake the appetizers.

Arrange polenta cakes on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick oil.

Mix 2 ounces of goat cheese with finely diced herbs. I like purple basil with rosemary (I like more of it than most people do, so you might go light the first time you make, especially with the rosemary). Fresh is best! Check to see if your goat cheese is pre-salted. Stir in a little salt and pepper to taste.

Place approximately 1/2 teaspoon of cheese mixture onto center of each polenta cake. Use back of spoon to spread the mound out a little.

Lightly press a slice of olive, or a snippet of bell pepper into the cheese.

Bake approximately 5 minutes--watch carefully so as not to burn your hors d'oeuvres. Polenta cakes should be golden and crisp around the edges.

Serve, and be ready to share the recipe!

Herbed Goat Cheese:

Polenta Rounds:

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  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    4 years ago from the short journey

    Most people do like the appetizer better than the drink :), but we like both a lot. Thanks much for stopping by!

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    Peggy Woods 

    4 years ago from Houston, Texas

    I am going to pin this to my drinks board but mainly for that good sounding polenta appetizer. It sounds delicious! Thanks!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Racheal Ambrose:

    Hope you like it as much as we do.

    Thanks for coming by!

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    Racheal Ambrose 

    7 years ago from Indiana

    That sounds really good. I'll have to try that some time.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    randomcreative:

    I'm glad you like the sounds of my fizz. It really is great for a party--I'm planning to use it at Thanksgiving. :) Hope you get to try it soon. It's fun, easy, and truly yum!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Thanks much, KoffeeKlatch Gals! I do hope you get to try it soon.

    Goat cheese is sometimes called feta, but true feta is mostly sheep's cheese. There is a warning for those of us with cow's milk concerns, though. Modern markets are labeling some cheeses as feta when they actually have cow's milk in them so be sure to read the labels before buying. True feta is wonderful stuff, as is plain goat's cheese.

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    Susan Hazelton 

    7 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Your drink sound delicious. I must try it. Your appetizer also sounds good. I've never used goat cheese but I'm willing to give it a try.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Hey, Chatkath:

    Hope you like it as much as we do. I keep thinking I should try something else new with the coconut water, but this is so good I probably won't--at least for a while.

    Thanks much for your visit!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Cutters:

    We enjoyed our fizzes again tonight!

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    Kathy 

    7 years ago from California

    This sounds like a great combo! I will definitely try this, thanks for sharing.

  • Cutters profile image

    Cutters 

    7 years ago from South Carolina

    You are most welcome!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Cutters:

    Thanks so much for the report! Now that you've reminded me of how good it is I think I'll just have to take a break and go make some of my fizz...

    So glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate that you let us know!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Pamela99:

    Thanks bunches for stopping by to check these recipes out. Hope you get to try the Fizz soon!

  • Cutters profile image

    Cutters 

    7 years ago from South Carolina

    I tried it today and it is very very good! So good there is no more left!

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    7 years ago from Sunny Florida

    The Fizz drink sounds great. I have never heard of it before and want to try it. Another bookmarked hub for me.

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    Rose Clearfield 

    7 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    I've never heard of this before, but it sounds delicious! Perfect for a party.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    anginwu:

    I'm seeing it so often that it's got me thinking of ways to use it! Hope you get to try this recipe soon.

    Thanks much for your input!

  • anglnwu profile image

    anglnwu 

    7 years ago

    Coconut water is the rage now. The other day, I went to Jamba juice and saw that they have a new drink with coconut juice as well. Your recipe sounds so simple and yummy. Rated up.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    thoughtforce:

    Coconut water is very refreshing all by itself, but it does not have a lot of taste. I like that sometimes, but this fizz recipe turns it into a zippy beverage! Hope you get to enjoy it soon. :)

    So appreciate that you dropped in to check this out!

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    Christina Lornemark 

    7 years ago from Sweden

    This is new recipes for me, in fact I have never seen coconut water but now I will be looking for it! I like apple cider and coconut so this is appetizers I must try!

    Thanks for sharing this,

    Tina

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    It's very refreshing, Shelly McRae.

    Thanks for coming by!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Eiddwen:

    Appreciate your visit!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    katrinasul:

    Thanks for coming by--hope you enjoy this fizz!

  • Shelly McRae profile image

    Shelly McRae 

    7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    This sounds like a great combination. Thanks for sharing.

  • Eiddwen profile image

    Eiddwen 

    7 years ago from Wales

    So very useful and thanks or sharing.

    Take care

    Eiddwen.

  • katrinasui profile image

    katrinasui 

    7 years ago

    Sounds so good. I will give it a try.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    NormaRuth:

    I do hope you enjoy it. Thanks very much for your visit and input!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Cloverleaf:

    So glad you like the sound of this. It is indeed tantalizing--you'll see!

    The cream cheese would be great for those who are not allergic to cow's milk--very tasty!

    Thanks much for adding to these comments!

  • NormaRuth profile image

    NormaRuth 

    7 years ago from Oregon

    Sounds so good. I will try it the first chance I get!

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    Cloverleaf 

    7 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

    Hi rtalloni,

    Just the name of this drink - Coconut Water Apple Cider Fizz - tantalizes my taste buds! It seems so easy to make, too. For your Hors d'Oeuvres, I'm going to use herbed cream cheese because I can't eat goat cheese...I can taste it already!

    Voted up

    Cloverleaf.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Great, Cutters. Hope you like it as much as you are hoping to like it! :)

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    AliciaC:

    Refreshing, yes!

    Did you know that fizz begins with an f because fun begins with an f? Your friends will begin asking for that fun fizz drink you make. Who's gonna remember the 10 syllable title that works for the www? :)

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    livelonger:

    Coconut water can tend to be bland, but all the reasons you mention work together to make this a great combination. Hope you get to try it sometime.

    Thanks much for dropping in with your input!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Movie Master:

    It is different, but it's good. It's not one of those things a person must acquire a taste for, it's more like love at first sight. :)

  • Cutters profile image

    Cutters 

    7 years ago from South Carolina

    I know a store by my house that has it all, I will be getting it all tomorrow. I can taste it now! Something yummy in my tummy so yummy so yummy!

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    Linda Crampton 

    7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I've seen coconut water in stores but I've never tasted it. I'll buy some sparkling apple cider and some coconut water and make a coconut water apple cider fizz - it sounds very refreshing! Thanks for the idea.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    cardelean:

    It will be fun to serve it to friends for the first time. Let us know how they like it!

    Thank you for stopping by!

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    Jason Menayan 

    7 years ago from San Francisco

    This sounds delicious! I'm seeing coconut water *everywhere* nowadays, but sometimes it feels like it's missing a little something. Carbonation, and maybe a bit more sweetness, might do the trick. And the combination probably has a little of that salty/sweet thing going on, since coconut water is so high in minerals.

    The app recipe sounds great, too.

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    Movie Master 

    7 years ago from United Kingdom

    The coconut water apple cider fizz, just sounds so different, really looking forward to trying it!

    Many thanks.

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    cardelean 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    Yummy! Every year we have several families over to trick or treat. This sounds like a perfect combination to serve! We will defintitely be trying this, thanks!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Just Ask Susan:

    So glad you plan to try them! Thanks much for letting me know.

    If you do a variation on the polenta appetizers write about it and let me know to link it to this hub.

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    Susan Zutautas 

    7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    These appetizers and coconut water apple cider fizz sounds great. I have bookmarked and will make this next time I have company. Thanks.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Appreciate that--thanks kindly. Sure hope you enjoy it!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

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    Cutters 

    7 years ago from South Carolina

    Voted up also and I am so going to try this!

  • Cutters profile image

    Cutters 

    7 years ago from South Carolina

    Sounds tasty I will give it a shot!

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