Spice up your ciders this fall with the help of these cocktail recipes.
Apple cider—most commonly known as the star beverage of the fall season—is an unfiltered, non-alcoholic drink made from apples. Ciders are good on their own but you are more than free to spike it with a liquor of your choice. Bourbon and whiskey are two of the most commonly used liquor to accompany ciders. It’s easy and it’s classic, but if you are going to have fun with your cider anyway, why not go the extra mile and make it into a full-on cocktail?
Below, I listed 5 spiked apple cider recipes that I think you should try this fall.
Before we start, you can buy pre-made apple cider at your local grocery store, or if you are inclined to make one at home, this recipe from Gimme Some Oven can help you.
Recipe from Crimson Cider Company
First, let’s start with the basics. Cider and bourbon are impeccably great together. A ratio of 1:2 ounces of cider to bourbon, topped off with ice, is a good basic spiked cider principle. But if you want that elevated basicness, you can try this recipe from Crimson Cider Company. The recipe calls for a cinnamon sugar-rimmed glass, and the cocktail is garnished with an orange wedge and rosemary sprig. The floral citrus notes of the orange added with the warmth of cinnamon spice and herbaceous aroma of rosemary are enough to make you want for more.
Recipe from Delish
Ginger, apples, and cinnamon altogether sound like the perfect mix for a fall cocktail. Spike your apple cider drink with vodka and top it off with ginger beer for a sweet, delicious fizz.
Recipe from The Spruce Eats
Consider this as the drinkable (and alcoholic) form of a warm apple pie. Spike your warm apple cider with your favourite whiskey and sweeten it up with the help of either honey or cinnamon simple syrup. Garnish it with a lemon wedge, cloves and cinnamon stick, and ta-da! You’re in your peak fall mood. Cherish it while you can.
Recipe from Sally Baking Addiction
This cocktail recipe is great as a make-ahead drink. You can prepare this ahead of time as a party punch that will surely please all your guests. This recipe calls for oranges, pomegranates, pears and of course, apples. Spike it with brandy and white wine and let it sit for at least 3 hours in the fridge. Serve it with a splash of club soda for added bubbliness.
Published by HOLR Magazine.