‘Tis the season to be jolly … with a cocktail in hand! Add cider cocktails to your home bar this holiday season and shake things up while you #pickcider. All you need are a few ingredients, a tiny bit of time, and a lot of festive spirit! And trust us, you don’t need to call yourself a “mixologist” to craft these cocktails.
Check out a few of our favorite cider cocktails to whip up this Christmas:
The Cranberry Coppola with Blake’s Hard Cider
Super simple, yet undeniable classy, the Cranberry Coppola adds a refreshing, glitzy touch to your table. Mix up craft vodka, cranberry juice, Blake’s Archimedes Cider, a dash of grapefruit bitters and a fancy-pants garnish, and serve in a coupe glass for the ultimate Christmas cocktail. Grab the recipe here.
Holiday Punch with Austin East Ciders
Spike the punch this year with a little help from Austin East Ciders! This recipe is perfect for when you want to look fancy but literally have only two minutes to make a cocktail happen. Just add orange and apple slices, cranberries, cinnamon and star anise to some Original Cider and serve over ice. Put it in a crystal punch bowl for extra style points.
A DIY Drinks Station with Jack’s Hard Cider
In a holiday entertaining guide on its blog, Jack’s suggests you make the holidays easier by setting up a drinks station to let guests make their own drinks. Set up empty glasses, an ice bucket, cans of chilled Jack’s, a jigger or shot glass and a bottle of your favorite bourbon. Write down simple recipe instructions on a card displayed by the ingredients, and let your guests go to town!
Angry by the Fire with Angry Orchard
Gather a few ingredients and concoct something mixologist-worthy for your friends:
- 1.5 oz. Fireball Whiskey
- 2 oz. fresh orange juice
- 1 oz. heavy cream
- 0.5 oz. vanilla syrup (simple syrup with vanilla extract)
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 4 oz. Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
Shake up all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain into a Collins glass with no ice.
Top with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple and garnish with a pinch of cinnamon.
Which cider cocktails will you be shaking up this holiday?
- Feature Image: Angry Orchard