When Cinco de Mayo rolls around this year, think outside the margarita box and whip up a hard cider cocktail instead. Our friends at Sonoma Cider have developed a special concoction for this festive day that adds a dose of cider to the holiday’s more traditional tequila. Give it a try and tell us what you think!
Maple Basil Ciderita
- 5 fresh basil leaves
- 1 oz. Mezcal Marca Negra
- ½ oz. freshly pressed lime juice
- ½ oz. grade A maple syrup
- 5 oz. Sonoma Cider’s The Hatchet (apple)
- Basil sprig for garnish
In a pint glass, add basil, spirits and mixers and hand-press with a muddler. Fill highball glass with ice and garnish with basil sprig. Enjoy!
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