One of the items on my Fall Bucket List was to figure out a new favorite Fall cocktail and I think I can cross that off the list. My trouble with Fall/Winter cocktails is that I unfortunately don't like 99% of dark liquors. As much as I want to be that girl who loves bourbon and whiskey, even the smell of them makes me gag. This is a source of humiliation for me among my group of friends. They don't understand. But I keep trying; committed to finding a way to like them. But in the meantime, I stumbled upon Art in the Age spirits and I'm in love. Great alone on the rocks, I'm more of a cocktail girl so I threw together this apple cider cocktail with one of my favorite products by them, SNAP.
As someone who loves apple cider, you probably don't understand how excited I was to find a spirit I could mix with apple cider. Are you excited for apple cider season? Yeah? Then maybe you do understand how excited I was!
SNAP and Cider Cocktail
Makes one cocktail
- 2-4 oz Art in the Age SNAP
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 1 oz fresh squeezed orange juice, strained
- 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
- Cinnamon stick, orange slice, and cinnamon sugar for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add apple cider, orange juice, SNAP, and bitters. The amount of SNAP you add depends on how strong you like your cocktails, but I usually stick with the 2 oz. Cap your shaker and shake to combine. Mix up some cinnamon and sugar and using your orange slice (or a little honey) to wet the rim of your glass, dip in the cinnamon sugar mixture for a fancy rim. Add ice to your glass and pour cocktail over ice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of orange.
Because it's easier, I usually use apple cider I have in the fridge. If you were making these for a party, or you have a little more time, try making spiced cider and cooling it down in the fridge prior to cocktail making.