Step 1: Preparation of the sour apple juice
Grind the Hitschies sour apple in a blender until they become a powder. Put the powder in a pot with 350 ml of apple juice and mix well. Heat this mixture gently at low temperature (for about 10 minutes), stirring constantly. Important: it should not boil.
When the hitschie powder has dissolved, remove from heat and either bottle while hot or let cool directly.
Step 2: Preparation of the cocktail
To make a refreshing, non-alcoholic cocktail, simply fill a glass with ice cubes, then pour in the sour apple juice and top up the rest with sparkling water. The amount of water determines the sweetness of the cocktail.