A core cider now readily available in cans, the Brut from Virtue Cider is an extremely versatile sip to snazz up a drab fall cocktail. A blend of hand-pressed heirloom apples are aged in French oak barrels for the Brut, all of which are on full display in the finished cider. Fresh apple aromas, a kiss of vanilla and bourbon and fall leaves, the sip celebrating “cider season” — aka fall — is crisp, tart and the perfect partner for a simple, old-school daiquiri for autumn.
A classic daiquiri is based on just three components: rum, citrus and sugar. If you’re itching for more sour or sweet, play with the lime and sugar until the drink is where you want it.
Cider Coast Daiquiri
Makes 1 cocktail
½ ounce lime juice
½ teaspoon superfine sugar
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce Virtue Cider Michigan Brut
Pour the lime juice into a cocktail shaker then stir in the sugar and add the rum. Add ice and shake well, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.