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The time for warm cider is over! The snow is melting, the sun is out and we’re ready for spring. Try some crisp, refreshing cider cocktails to celebrate the new season…and maybe even find some new favourites! 

 

SPRING’S SPARROW

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2 oz barrel-aged rum 
¼ oz maple syrup
1 can medium-dry hard cider 
Sage for garnish
Build over ice in a lowball glass and stir.


MAKE IT WITH:

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple 6 B

Angry Orchard
6 x 355 ml
$16.99

 

 

CIDER SMASH

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2 oz bourbon
2 oz lemon juice
1 1/2 oz simple syrup 
2 oz hard cider
2 drops of orange bitters
Orange peel for garnish
Mix all ingredients in a lowball glass.


MAKE IT WITH:

Strongbow Dry 500ml

Strongbow Dry
500 ml
$4.09

 

 

APPLE CIDER MOJITO

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6 oz apple cider
3 oz cinnamon simple syrup 
2 oz apple whisky
2 oz white rum
diced apples
mint leaves
cinnamon sticks
cinnamon simple syrup
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup plus 1 tbs of water
cinnamon stick broken in half

Cinnamon simple syrup:  Place ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp. of water and half a cinnamon stick in a small pot; bring to a boil and then turn off the heat and allow the mixture to sit and cool to room temperature.  Pour into a mason jar and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Combine cider, cinnamon simple syrup, whisky and rum in a cocktail shaker and shake well. In two serving glasses, muddle as much or as little mint as you desire. Fill both glasses with ice. Throw in a small handful of diced apples and then add your cider mixture, splitting it evenly between both glasses, and stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and extra mint leaves.


MAKE IT WITH:

Somersby Cider 500ml

Somersby Cider
473 ml
$4.69

 

 

APPLE CIDER IRISH MULE

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2 oz Irish whiskey
4 oz apple cider
6 oz ginger beer
Apple slices and cinnamon stick for garnish
Fill a copper mug with ice. Add whiskey and apple cider, stir to mix. Top with ginger beer and gently stir to combine. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks if desired.


MAKE IT WITH:

Collective Arts Local Press 473ml

Collective Arts Local Press Cider
473 ml
NEW!
$5.49

 

FIREBALL CIDER COCKTAIL 

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2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
3 oz apple cider
Apple slices
Fill a highball glass with ice.  Pour in the Fireball and top with the cider. Gently stir until mixed, and garnish with apple slices.


MAKE IT WITH:

Molson Canadian Cider 473ml

Molson Canadian Cider
473 ml
$3.99

 

 

APPLE CIDER MIMOSAS

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2 oz hard cider
2 oz champagne
cinnamon sugar
Dip the rim of a champagne glass in water. Dip in cinnamon sugar to rim the glass.  Pour 2 oz. of apple cider in the glass and top with 2 oz. of champagne. 


MAKE IT WITH:

Magners Original Irish Cider 500ml

Magner's Irish Cider
500 ml
$4.39

 

AMARETTO APPLE CIDER COCKTAIL

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5 oz apple cider
1 oz Amaretto
Caramel sauce
Whipped cream
In martini shaker with ice combine apple cider and amaretto and shake well. Strain into a glass and top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.


MAKE IT WITH:

No Boats On Sunday 500ml

No Boats on Sunday
500 ml
$4.49