What better way to toast the fall (and escape the looming winter) than with a hard cider cocktail in hand? Cider lends the perfect seasonal twist to any adult refreshment, bringing both sweet and spicy notes to your glass.
We’ve gathered some tasty cider cocktails for you to serve at your next fireside soirée (or heck, even just after work on a Friday!).
Sweet, spicy and right to the point! Angry Orchard created a seasonal cocktail with a simple ingredient list that really accents the flavors of the cider and complements its crisp apple notes.
- 4 ounces Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
- 1 ounce aged rum
- 0.5 ounce Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- 0.5 ounce lemon juice
- 1 dash Angostura Bitters
Heat all ingredients on the stove until warm.
Pour into a toddy glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick and grated nutmeg.
This is an inspired take on a beloved classic cocktail, the Moscow Mule, from Sugar and Charm. The apple cider gives the traditional mule a real kick with sweet, crisp flavors that complement the powerful ginger beer. Cinnamon adds a hint of warmth and citron vodka and lime juice keep it fresh. This will easily be the hit of your party!
Whiskey loves cider, and cider loves whiskey! Blake’s Hard Cider created a cocktail that balances the smooth warmth of peated bourbon whiskey with the bright bitterness of orange juice and orange bitters and the sweet notes of Flannel Mouth hard cider and honey. Find the recipe for the Rambling Man cocktail here.
What cider cocktails are you shaking up these days? Let us know in the conversation below!
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