Serenade Spring with these Delicious Cider Cocktails

Serenade Spring with these Delicious Cider Cocktails

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Liquorland
October 9, 2018
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Spring is the season of cider. Sun-drenched picnics, lazy afternoons, beach trips – all occasions that lend themselves to the sipping of this classic drink. While it’s delicious as a standalone, cider also works admirably as a mixer in crisp, fresh cocktails. It’s the perfect beverage to showcase the flavours of the season – whether that’s apple, pear, or berry – so leap into spring with these cocktail recipes.

Apple Cider Mimosa

Looking for a way to pack some extra flavour into your Mimosa? Simple, switch out the OJ for crisp apple cider. It’s a fruity sensation that’s perfect for brunch. Choose a dry champagne as the base, as the cider will provide plenty of sweetness. Or, if you prefer – lean into the sugar and double down with the dessert-style champagne. You’re the captain of your own destiny, and we salute you either way.

Ingredients:
120mL of Mr Finch Apple Cider or Orchard Thieves Apple Cider
60mL of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV
Apple slices, to garnish

Method:
Pour cider into a champagne glass and top with bubbly. Garnish with a slice of fresh apple.

Bourbon Pear Cider

Bourbon-based drinks are delicious, but they can be a little bit intense. Here, the natural harshness of the spirit is mellowed by the addition of pear and citrus. It’s a rich, layered drink that keeps on giving with every sip. For bonus points, drink in a room filled with mahogany furniture and pretend that you’re a hardened detective in a film noir drama – it’ll really add to the experience.

Ingredients:
120mL of Somersby Pear Cider
60mL of Woodford Bourbon Reserve
1 tablespoon of simple syrup
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Ice

Method:
Build drink over ice in a highball glass and stir to combine.

Spring Posey Punch

Planning a sun-soaked soiree? Grab the biggest punch bowl that you can find and mix up a batch of this punch – because it’s the only drink that you need to serve. Fresh flavours of mint, cucumber, and berries create a springtime symphony of flavour. Pro tip: this one isn’t going to last long – so make sure you serve yourself first. Etiquette be damned.

Ingredients:
2 bottles of Rekorderlig Wild Berries Cocktail
120mL Vodka O
120mL elderflower syrup
10 strawberries, halved
¼ of a cucumber, sliced lengthways
Handful of mint leaves, torn
Ice

Method:
Combine ingredients in a punch bowl or large pitcher and stir gently to combine.

Cloudy Apple Mule

Cloudy apple and vodka are a match made in heaven, but the addition of fiery ginger beer really takes this cocktail to the next level. It’s hard to believe that a drink that’s so simple to make can actually taste this good, but as they (sort of) say – the proof of the cocktail is in the drinking.

Ingredients:
60mL of Somersby Cloudy Apple Cider
30mL of Russian Standard Original Vodka
120mL ginger beer
Ice
Lime wedge, to garnish

Method:

Build drink over ice in a highball glass and stir to combine. Garnish with a wedge of lime.