Exclusive Fall 2018

Ripe for the Drinking: Cider Cocktails to Fall For

As the days get shorter and summer tans fade, you can feel autumn’s arrival. And what better way to celebrate the fall harvest and its bright bounty than with a crisp, hard cider cocktail? Sure, hard cider is delicious and refreshing on its own, but it can also be a fun, unexpected ingredient in a wide range of cocktails.

We put a cider twist on some of our favorite cocktails, making them perfect for days full of pumpkin picking and nights spent around a bonfire.

 

LA MANZANA

1 Red Delicious apple
1 ½ oz. silver tequila
1/4 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. Strongbow Artisanal Blend Hard Cider

In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle a quarter of the apple. Add tequila, simple syrup and ice. Shake and strain into glass. Top with hard cider. Garnish with apple slices.

 

THE AUTUMN PEAR

2 oz. bourbon
4 ½ tsp. simple syrup
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
4 oz. Magners Pear Hard Cider

Combine bourbon, simple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker; add ice. Cover with lid and shake vigorously until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into glass. Top with pear cider and stir to blend.

 

FIRE DRILL

2 oz. cinnamon whiskey
8 oz. Woodchuck Amber Hard Cider

Pour cinnamon whiskey into a glass, top with cider and chopped apple pieces.

 

DARK & CIDER-Y

Lime wedge
4 oz. ginger beer
1/4 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. dark rum
2 oz. Jack’s Original Hard Cider

Combine cider, rum and lime juice in a glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge.

 

BRANDY ROSÉ

Fresh bing cherries
1 oz. brandy
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
5 oz. Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider

Add brandy, lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into glass. Top with cider and a few cherries.