Ginger Apple Cider

October 3rd, 2014

Somehow, October decided it was ready to arrive this week, even though I’m still not sure how August snuck past. ‘Tis life these days, but I might as well embrace the calendar and thus the changing seasons. Although, living in San Francisco, that can be a bit tough since July tends to be one of the cooler months of the year and now, in October, when most of the country is pulling out their sweaters, we’re opening every window and desperately de-layering. It could be worse, I know. Luckily, I found a drink that is equally as delicious cold as it is warm, so no matter where you live, you can enjoy this ginger apple cider at the perfect temperature.

Inspired by a beverage I had at Outerlands this week, mulled apple cider is paired with a squeeze of lemon, bourbon, SNAP!, and topped off with ginger ale. It’s just as comforting as it is refreshing… and it’s an easy sip—before you know it, it’ll be gone and it’ll be December. Ahhh. Luckily, you can make it again and again.

Ginger Apple Cider

makes 1 cocktail | can be served warm (in a mug) or cold (in a Collins glass)

1 ounce bourbon

1 ounce SNAP!* (gingersnap liqueur)

4 ounces cider

1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

ginger ale, like Bruce Cost

cinnamon sugar, for rim

lady apple, for garnish, optional

*if you don’t have SNAP!, simply add an additional ounce of bourbon

1. Pour a teaspoon of cinnamon sugar on a rimmed plate. Rub a sliced lemon along the rim of your glass and then dip into the cinnamon sugar.

2. Combine the bourbon, SNAP!, cider, and lemon juice in the glass or mug, and stir.

3. Top with ginger ale and garnish with an apple slice. Enjoy!

Comments: 7 Total

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    October 3, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Ha! I’m barely ready for October as well, but it’s heeeeerrrreeee!! Totally loving this drink, girl!

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