RECIPE: Seasonal Apple Cider Cocktail

Seasonal and sweet, apple cider is a timely and delicious ingredient for fall and winter cocktails. It’s part of Union Square Cafe’s seasonal cocktail. Combined with applejack and gin, this cider cocktail is easy to make at home. Our thanks to Union Square Cafe and the Florence Fabricant/The New York Times for the recipe. The…
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RECIPE: Autumn Apple Spritz Cocktail

Appletinis evoke spring and summer; mulled cider is for the chilly fall and winter. In-between, how about an Apple Cider Spritz? We adapted this recipe from one from Elegant Affairs Caterers. The basic recipe is very versatile, and a lesson in the ease of substituting ingredients. Don’t have apple-flavored vodka? Use regular vodka and hard…
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RECIPE: Sparkling Pear Cocktail

[1] La Poire sparkling cocktail (photo courtesy Grey Goose). [2] America’s favorite pear, the Bartlett (photo courtesy CookThink). There are also red Bartlett and d’Anjou are available in green and red varieties.   This week we had a bottle of Angry Orchard’s Knotty Pear Cider at lunch, and it reminded us that fall is also…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Easiest Fall-Winter Cocktail Recipe

Enjoy this cocktail hot or cold. Photo courtesy Zaya Rum.   With people dropping by over the holidays, you should have some “instant” refreshments on hand. Make up a large batch of this tasty apple cider cocktail and keep it in the fridge to grab as needed. Serve it cold, or warm it in the…
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