5 Ingredients or Fewer

Apple cider cocktail

October 11, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This drink was inspired by an Apple Cider martini I sampled at our local farmers market and the tradition of a neighbor who offers hot spiked cider to parents of trick or treaters. I tried mixing cold sweet cider with vodka, rum or bourbon. All were good but I liked the Maker's Mark bourbon version best. I used a little cinnamon syrup to add extra sweetness and spice. —JoanG

What You'll Need
  • 1 shot glass of Maker's Mark bourbon
  • 4 ounces good local apple cider, best if unpasteurized
  • 1/2 shot of cinnamon syrup (like Torani or Monin)
  • 1 apple slice for garnish
  • ice cubes or crushed ice
  1. Mix bourbon, cider and syrup together in a cocktail shaker along with the ice cubes or crushed ice. Shake and strain into a glass.
  2. Garnish with apple slice. Sip, and enjoy giving out candy to the trick or treaters. I think this treat is better than candy!
Contest Entries

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • theyearinfood
  • luvcookbooks
  • Sagegreen
  • cheese1227
  • Midge
I love food! I love to cook, eat, read about food, write about food, and enjoy meals with friends and family. I have been writing a food memoir for the past decade and am just about done! I epsecially love to create recipes using seasonal and local produce. I love to travel and wherever I go I shop at markets, cook, and try to take a cooking class.

17 Reviews

theyearinfood October 28, 2010
This sounds so delicious! I tried making a cocktail once with apple cider but it didn't turn out so well, and have shied away from it since.
JoanG October 28, 2010
I really liked this combo and served it to lots of people last Friday who all gave it a thumbs up. very simple bu delicious!
luvcookbooks October 18, 2010
The cocktails were a big hit at the wedding shower, and very seasonal!! Thanks.
JoanG October 19, 2010
I am so glad! Thanks for letting me know.
Sagegreen October 14, 2010
Great idea!
JoanG October 15, 2010
Thanks Sagegreen!
cheese1227 October 13, 2010
What a great idea to reward parents who bear the elements!
JoanG October 13, 2010
Yes, they deserve a treat too!
cheese1227 October 13, 2010
I typically have to plan for 300 trick or treaters. Even if I figure on one parent per kid, that's a LOT of bourbon!
Midge October 12, 2010
Sounds like my kind of treat. Will definitely be trying this.
JoanG October 12, 2010
Thanks! I hope you like it.
luvcookbooks October 12, 2010
bringing a mixed drink to a wedding shower/brunch this w/e-- this is the one, thanks!!
JoanG October 12, 2010
I hope you like it!
AntoniaJames October 12, 2010
Right up my alley. Although I'm strictly a Bourbon and Branch gal, I love bourbon and apple together. (Many apple desserts that I make include bourbon, some way or another.) Definitely trying this. ;o)
JoanG October 12, 2010
Thanks! I think you could also use maple syrup isntead of the cinnamon syrup and just sprinkle it with cinnamon, to bring in that great maple/apple combination.
TiggyBee October 11, 2010
Sounds like you didn't have very much fun making this!! ; ) Sounds deliciously yummy!!
JoanG October 12, 2010
Thanks, it is! And yes, a lot of fun figuring out the best combo of ingredients!