We get it, the world is a pretty weird place right now. Between the school closures, shrinking of public gathering sizes and many of our favorite drinking establishments closing temporarily — many deciding to shutter permanently — more and more folks are choosing to hunker down at home for the near future. Whether or not your home area is heavily impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to help you keep on keeping on within your own four walls — the only way we know how: with cider!
We’ve compiled some of our top picks of cider cocktail recipes from the last year so gather your supply and get ready for the long haul, at least with some of your favorite sips. Also, be sure to watch your social media for cideries that are shipping (usually for free) straight to your own door.
Honey Meadow Mimosa
Featuring Finnriver Honey Meadow
Give virtual brunching with friends a go with this cider mimosa from Finnriver. Not quite the same as in-person eating, but breakfast can still be tasty with this tipple and a Skype chat.
Featuring Angry Orchard Rosé
Remember summer? If it seems a hazy recollection, this is a complex, layered and easy-drinking cider cocktail that will jumpstart those memory receptors.
Low-Proof Madeira Sunrise
Featuring 2 Towns Ciderhouse Ginja Ninja
When you need something to sip, but also want to stay engaged in enjoyable conversation with your potentially limited company — or maybe FaceTime companions — turn to this low-proof, Madeira-and-ginger-cider sipper.
Featuring Stem Cider A Salted Cucumber
The hints of citrus and spice in Pimm’s No. 1, a classic herbal-orange liqueur, is given an intriguing savory flavor with the addition this cider finished with fresh cucumber juice and sea salt.
The Full Monte Sour
Featuring Seattle Cider Co. Dry
Amaro is in every bar right now and should be in your home cart. Try the traditional Italian bitter liqueur with cider in this recipe from beloved Seattle bar, Linda’s Tavern.