Rosé is the drink of summer, cider is also the drink of summer. Ever wonder what would happen if these two spirits made a baby? Well they did and it's called Rosé Apple Cider—the latest offering from the world’s leading cider producer. It tastes great over ice, but why not kick it up a notch and make it into something extra special. With a little experimenting, this is how the Rosé Spritzer was born. —Deepi Harish
Strongbow Rosé Apple cider
mint sprig for garnish
mint flavoured simple syrup (optional)
In This Recipe
To make the simple syrup, combine 1/2 cup of granulated sugar with 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves then remove from heat. While the syrup is warm but not hot, add 1/4 cup of fresh, packed mint leaves and let it steep for about 15 minutes. Strain into a jar, cover and keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.
In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine tequila, syrup and cider, and stir briefly. Pour contents into a chilled glass, add a splash of club soda and 2-3 dashes of orange bitters. Garnish with a mint sprig.