Pumpkin spice, apples, and cinnamon all bring forth that seasonal tang that makes everyone ready for the cooler weather.
These four cider cocktails will make any time or day feel like a crisp fall afternoon. Combined with some of the best rum, whiskey, vodka, and tequila, these cider cocktails are perfect for any holiday celebration.
Zesty Diplo Cider
- 2 oz. Diplomatico Mantuano Rum
- 3/4 cups Water
- Lemon Spice Tea Bag
- 1 oz. Apple Cider
- 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
- Cinnamon Stick
- Lemon Slice
Preparation: Bring water to boil in a saucepan; toss in lemon spice tea bag; steep for 5 minutes; remove the bag and stir in sugar, apple cider, Diplomatico Mantuano Rum, and cinnamon stick. Heat just to steaming; garnish with a cinnamon stick and lemon slice. Optional: add 1/2 tsp. of butter to a mug.
- 2 oz. Partida Añejo Tequila
- 6 oz. Hot Spiced Apple Cider
- Heavy Cream
Preparation: In a small warm wine glass, add Tequila and hot apple cider. Float heavy cream. Garnish with grated fresh nutmeg over the cream.
Spice on Ice
- 1 3/4 oz. Wemyss Spice King Whisky
- 1 3/4 oz. Apple Cider
- 1 3/4 oz. Fever Tree Ginger Ale
Preparation: In the glass build over broken block ice and stir with a swizzle. Garnish caramelized apple crisp and straw.
Pumpkin Apple Cider
- 2 oz. Broken Shed Vodka from New Zealand
- 1 1/2 oz. apple cider
- 1 oz. Re’al, Pumpkin Puree Infused Syrup
Preparation: Add all ingredients to the shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and pour into a martini glass. Garnish rim glass with crushed Graham Crackers.