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Top 12 Hard Cider Cocktails

I enjoy crafting hard cider cocktails because they blend the crispness of cider with exciting spirit flavors. They’re refreshing, with a perfect balance of fruitiness, fizz, and booze. These drinks are fantastic for anyone who enjoys a laid-back yet flavor-packed beverage. They fit any occasion, from casual hangouts to relaxing evenings. If you’re into both the effervescence of cider and the complexity of spirits, you’ll appreciate the versatility and taste of these cocktails. I recommend checking out the roundup for some great recipes.

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A hard cider cocktail in an autumn-inspired setting. The cocktail is a fusion of crisp hard cider with other ingredients like cinnamon sticks, apple slices, or a splash of bourbon, served in a rustic mason jar or a cider glass. The drink has a rich amber color, sparkling with effervescence. The background depicts a cozy, fall-themed environment with elements like fallen leaves, pumpkins, and warm, soft lighting, capturing the essence of a harvest season.

12 Hard Cider Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hard cider cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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Top 12 Hard Cider Cocktails
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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