Drinks Made with Cider

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Cider Cocktail Recipes
 

 

Perry Mimosa

Not all pear ciders qualify as perrys. A true perry features juice from highly tannic cider pears; pear cider commonly blends sweeter juice from dessert pears with either apple cider or perry. The flavor is typically much more delicate than any apple-based cider.

makes 1 cocktail | start to finish: 5 minutes

2 ounces chilled orange juice
4 ounces chilled pear cider, or traditional perry
optional garnish: orange twist
Pour the orange juice into a champagne flute. Top with cider, garnish with a twist of orange zest and serve.


The best mimosas are made with ultra-fizzy methode champenoise ciders that tend towards the dry side. Look for Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider, Snowdrift Cider Co. Dry, or Perry, Eaglemount Homestead Dry or Perry, Westcott Bay Cider Dry or Very Dry, Tieton Cider Works Tieton Blend or Precipice Perry.

Submitted by Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle

Submitted by Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle

Fall Mimosa

The passionfruit nectar gives this cocktail a gorgeous opaque orange glow, and just a hint of floral flavor to the drink. In a word: yum.

makes 1 cocktail | start to finish: 5 minutes

2 ounces chilled passionfruit nectar
4 ounces chilled méthode champenoise cider
optional garnish: orange twist

Pour the passionfruit nectar into a champagne flute. Top with cider, garnish with a twist of orange zest and serve.


The best mimosas are made with ultra-fizzy methode champenoise ciders that tend towards the dry side. Look for Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider, Snowdrift Cider Co. Dry, or Perry, Eaglemount Homestead Dry or Perry, Westcott Bay Cider Dry or Very Dry, Tieton Cider Works Tieton Blend or Precipice Perry.

Submitted by Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle

Submitted by Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle

Spring Mimosa

Tart, intense pomegranate juice is nicely mellowed out by the cider. In comparison, the lemony garnish stands out as pleasantly sweet.

makes 1 cocktail | start to finish: 5 minutes

2 ounces chilled pomegranate4 ounces chilled méthode champenoise cideroptional garnish: sprig of lemon balm or lemon twist. Pour the pomegranate juice into a champagne flute. Top with cider, garnish with a sprig of lemon balm or twist of lemon zest and serve.


The best mimosas are made with ultra-fizzy methode champenoise ciders that tend towards the dry side. Look for Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider, Snowdrift Cider Co. Dry, or Perry, Eaglemount Homestead Dry or Perry, Westcott Bay Cider Dry or Very Dry, Tieton Cider Works Tieton Blend or Precipice Perry.


Submitted by Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle @edibleseattle

Submitted by Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle
@edibleseattle

Winter Mimosa

Blood oranges have a gorgeous ruby red color and tasty raspberry notes mixed in with their orange flavors. Their season typically begins in January and continues through March.

makes 1 cocktail | start to finish: 5 minutes

2 ounces chilled fresh blood orange juice
4 ounces chilled méthode champenoise cider
optional garnish: blood orange twist
Pour the blood orange juice into a champagne flute. Top with cider, garnish with a twist of blood orange zest and serve.


The best mimosas are made with ultra-fizzy methode champenoise ciders that tend towards the dry side. Look for Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider, Snowdrift Cider Co. Dry, or Perry, Eaglemount Homestead Dry or Perry, Westcott Bay Cider Dry or Very Dry, Tieton Cider Works Tieton Blend or Precipice Perry.

Submitted by Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle @edibleseattle

Submitted by Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle
@edibleseattle

Summer Mimosa

It’s time for a tropical beach party to meet up with a dressy brunch. Pineapple and apple play off each other nicely on the sweet-to-acidic scale, and gardeners will discover a favorite new use for the more unusual herb garnishes.

makes 1 cocktail | start to finish: 5 minutes

2 ounces chilled fresh pineapple juice
4 ounces chilled méthode champenoise cider
optional garnish: sprig of pineapple mint or pineapple sage
Pour the pineapple juice into a champagne flute. Top with cider, garnish with the sprig of pineapple mint or pineapple sage and serve.


The best mimosas are made with ultra-fizzy methode champenoise ciders that tend towards the dry side. Look for Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider, Snowdrift Cider Co. Dry, or Perry, Eaglemount Homestead Dry or Perry, Westcott Bay Cider Dry or Very Dry, Tieton Cider Works Tieton Blend or Precipice Perry.

Submitted by Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle @edibleseattle

Submitted by Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle
@edibleseattle