All this got me thinking: a liquid ingredient this good has got to have some serious cocktail potential. A browse through the Internet turned up some especially tasty-sounding options:
- Spiced Apple Cider: apple cider, cinnamon, anise, cloves, dark rum, oranges (from The Kitchn's archives)
- Sagatiba Autumn Breeze: apple cider, cachaca, cinnamon liqueur, cranberry juice, lime juice (via Sagatiba website)
- Northern Spy: apple cider, applejack, lemon juice, apricot brandy (via Serious Eats)
- Apple Cider Cocktail: apple cider, Calvados, brandy, lemon juice, maple syrup (from Williams-Sonoma's Holiday Entertaining, via Pittsburg Post-Gazette)
Stone Fence (adapted from Imbibe! by David Wondrich)
(makes one cocktail)
2 ounces bourbon (rum or brandy are other options)
fresh apple cider (approximately 5-6 ounces)
Pour the bourbon into an Old Fashioned or Collins glass, add two or three ice cubes, and top up with apple cider. Stir gently.
What's your favorite way to drink apple cider?
Related: Recipe: Spiced Apple Cider
(Images: Nora Maynard)