Artisanal hard cider is refreshing straight up, but it also shines in these classic cocktails blended with local craft spirits.
Hudson Dark and Stormy
1 ounce Taconic Rum
4 ounces Nine Pin Ginger cider
Fill a tall glass with ice. Add rum and
top with cider. Stir and garnish with a
4 ounces of your favorite
dry hard cider
1/2 ounce local cassis or
black currant liqueur
Fill a flute glass with chilled cider. Add
cassis and garnish with a lemon peel.
2 ounces Applewood Gin
1 ounce Naked Flock Citra cider
3/4 ounce simple syrup
8 mint leaves
2 slices cucumber
Lightly muddle cucumber and mint leaves in a shaker. Add the liquid ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a thin slice of cucumber.