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Apple Cider Gin Cocktail is a refreshing and delicious drink for fall and winter. It’s quick and easy to mix up by the glass and is sure to be the hit of any get together.
These easy cocktails are most definitely my favorite to make with gin and I will be sipping on one all fall long.
I was provided with a sample of Highclere Castle Gin for recipe development but this is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Ingredients for Apple Cider Gin Cocktail:
- Apple Cider
- Honey Simple Syrup: 1:1 honey and water
- Slices of apple and fresh thyme for optional garnishes
How to Make an Apple Cider Gin Cocktail:
- Pour apple cider into glass, add gin and honey syrup and stir to mix.
- Fill glass with ice and garnish with an apple slice and a sprig of fresh thyme if desired.
What is Gin?
Gin is a distilled alcoholic beverage that is made with juniper berries, herbs and botanicals. Gin is once again gaining in popularity. It is famous for the making a simple gin & tonic, bees knees and martinis. It is a great mixed with apple cider in this simple fall drink.
What is the Best Gin for Cocktails?
We have tried several brands of gin but Highclere Castle is the smoothest and best tasting that we have sampled. It’s the only one I would recommend drinking straight.
Highclere Castle is the famous setting for Downton Abbey and is home to the Carnarvon family. The Carnarvon’s worked in collaboration with England’s oldest gin distillery to produce an exceptionally smooth, luxury spirit that is worthy of Highclere’s history and pedigree.
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Handy Tools for the Home Bar:
A Cocktail Shaker is a must have for those ice cold mixed drinks.
Cocktail Jigger is perfect for getting the perfect measurements for all of your favorite cocktails.
Microplane Twist & Zest is my favorite for juicing and making citrus garnishes for my favorite cocktails.
I just picked up this Ice Crusher – which is perfect for cocktails. Great if you don’t have an ice maker that crushes ice in your fridge.
Gather around the fire pit with friends this fall and enjoy these Apple Cider Gin Cocktails. They are simple to make by the glass or stir up a pitcher. A great way to let your guests refill their glasses so you aren’t playing bartender all weekend.
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- 4 ounces apple cider
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce honey syrup
- apple slices and fresh thyme for garnish, optional
- Add apple cider to 2 glasses, top with gin and honey syrup. Stir to mix well.
- Fill glasses with ice and garnish with an apple slice and sprig of thyme if desired.
To Make Honey Syrup: Combine 1/4 cup of honey with 1/4 cup of hot water. Stir until completely combined.
Store in air tight container in refrigerator up to 1 week. Great to sweetened cocktails or tea.
To Make a pitcher of Apple Cider Gin Cocktail - multiply the recipe by 8.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 2gSugar: 44gProtein: 0g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.