Cider is an incredibly versatile ingredient that effortlessly adds body, bubbles and balance to classic mixed drinks.

Whether you’re at your favorite cocktail bar or mixing something up at home, try adding Angry Orchard hard cider to your cocktail.

Mixologist, Jeremy Oertel of Donna in Brooklyn, NY, is sharing a couple of his favorite cider-infused cocktails. The slight effervescence and subtle sweetness both balance and brighten your cocktail leaving you with a refreshing, smooth finish on your palette.

Angry Refreshment cocktail made with angry orchard hard cider, cocktails

Angry Refreshment

Angry Refreshmint

Crisp Apple is perfectly balanced to give your cocktail a crisp and refreshing twist. By Mixologist, Jeremy Oertel.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. White Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 2 slices Cucumber (Muddled)
  • 5 to 6 Mint Leaves (Muddled)
  • 4 oz. Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

Preparation: Muddle mint and cucumber in a shaker then add all ingredients except cider. Shake with ice and fine strain into a rocks glass with ice and top with cider. Garnish with a mint sprig and cucumber wheel.


Angry Honey Bee cocktail made with angry orchard hard cider, cocktails

Angry Honey Bee

Angry Honey Bee

Just in time for the warmer weather, Angry Orchard’s favorite summer seasonal is back and adds just a touch of honey sweetness to your cocktail. By Mixologist, Jeremy Oertel.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. St. Germain
  • 1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup
  • 4 oz. Angry Orchard Summer Honey

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a collins glass with ice and top with cider. Garnish with a piece of candied ginger and lemon wheel.