Apple cider is a refreshing and crisp drink that’s perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. But if you’re looking to shake things up a bit, now’s the time to ditch the tinny, and turn your favourite cider into a delicious cocktail! By adding a few simple ingredients, you can take your cider enjoyment to the next level and impress your friends with some tasty new recipes.
Here are five cider cocktail recipes you’ve *probably* never thought of…
Apple Cider Sangria
First up, let’s talk about an Apple Cider Sangria. This delicious cocktail is perfect for sharing and is a great way to use up any leftover fruit you have lying around. Simply mix together apple cider, white wine, brandy, and a variety of chopped fruits (such as apples, oranges, and pears) in a pitcher. Let the mix chill in the fridge for a few hours so that the flavours can merge together. When ready to serve, add some Polar Cube to keep it chilled and refreshing for longer!
Cider Moscow Mule
Next on the list is a Cider Moscow Mule. This classic cocktail gets a seasonal twist by swapping out the traditional ginger beer for apple cider. Mix together apple cider, vodka and lime juice in a copper mug filled with The Ice Co’s Crushed Ice . Top it off with a slice of lime for garnish. Yummy!
Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail
If you’re looking for something a bit sweeter, try a Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail. This decadent drink combines apple cider, caramel vodka, and butterscotch schnapps for a sweet treat. Serve it in a glass rimmed with caramel sauce and crushed graham crackers, and add some of our Party Ice!
Sparkling Apple Cider Mocktail
For a non-alcoholic option, try a Sparkling Apple Cider Mocktail. This refreshing recipe is made by mixing together apple cider, club soda, and a splash of fresh lime juice. Serve it in a champagne flute and add some Crushed Ice from for a super bubbly and refreshing tipple.
Cider Jell-O Shots
Finally, for a fun and shareable option, you need to try making Cider Jell-O Shots! To make, simply mix together apple cider, cinnamon whiskey, and gelatin in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into shot glasses and let them chill in the fridge until set. When ready to serve, top them off with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
No matter which cider cocktail you choose to make, remember ice is the key to keeping your beverage chilled for longer. After all, there’s nothing worse than a lukewarm drink when the sun’s out! For more summer serving suggestions, check out our recipes page.