The 11 Most Delicious Apple Cider Cocktails to Drink This Fall

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Apple cocktails are popping up on menus all around the US (and Canada, too!) and while we already told you which ones to drink in NYC, we have rounded up some more of our favorite ones to try this fall season. Check out our picks – pun intended – for the 11 Most Delicious Apple Cider Cocktails to Drink This Fall.

Farm Kissed at 1911 Tasting Room

 

Farm Kissed at 1911 Tasting Room

Upstate New York is basically the mecca of apple picking season, so it’s no wonder that the 1911 Tasting Room has a divine cocktail. Made with 1911 gin and Heritage Dry Hard cider, fruit puree, fresh strawberries, cucumber and mint, this cocktail tastes just like the end of summer and the start of fall. 2708 Lords Hill Rd, Lafayette, NY, www.1911established.com/our-tasting-room/

House Cider Rules at The Palm Court

House Cider Rules at The Palm Court

Made by mixologist Brian Van Flandern with Don Julio Reposado, agave nectar, lemon juice, apple cider and cinnamon powder, the House Cider Rules at The Palm Court in NYC is a boozy treat that will go down nice and easy, with the sweet apple balancing the potent tequila. t768 5th Ave, 212-516-5300, www.theplazany.com/dining/the-palm-court

Spicy Apple Orchard at Gilbert’s Social

Spicy Apple Orchard at Gilbert's Social

Gilbert’s Social in Jacksonville is getting into the apple spirit with their Spicy Apple Orchard cocktail, made with Canadian whiskey, apple cider, allspice simple syrup and jalapeño pepper, topped with a splash of Angry Orchard beer. 4021 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, www.gilbertssocial.co

Mamma I’m Coming Home at 312 Chicago

Mama I'm Coming Home at 312 Chicago

This Chicago restaurant shows its apple love with Head Bartender Jennifer Knot’s Mamma I’m Coming Home, a mulled cider cocktail made with pecan-infused Cutty Sark Blended Scotch whiskey (yum), Fonseca Bin 27 port, honey syrup, cinnamon sticks and cloves for a super aromatic, boozy treat. Bonus: it’s served in an Irish coffee mug with a soft caramel candy garnish and serves ten people. 136 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, 312-696-2420, www.312chicago.com 

Autumn’s Ambrosia at Crimson & Rye

Autumn's Ambrosia at Crimson & Rye

The Autumn’s Ambrosia at Crimson & Rye in NYC is mixologist Mcson Salicetti’s homage to the season. “Autumn is fall and ambrosia translates to nectar,” he explains. “The exilir of life, the drink of the gods and immortality!” While we dig Salicetti’s inspiration, we are really into this cocktail for its mix of Blue Nectar Resposado Extra Blend, lemon juice, black peppercorn-honey syrup, fresh apple juice, sherry, and whiskey barrel-aged bitters. 198 E 54th St., 212-687-6692, www.crimsonandrye.com 

Thanks for Smoking at Wolfgang Puck Borgata

Thanks for Smoking at Wolfgang Puck Borgata

This cocktail takes some time to make: it’s infused in a sherry cask for two months. But don’t worry – it’s waiting for you at Wolfgang Puck American Grille at the Borgata. Made with black chai tea-infused Calvados Boulard (with apple and cider aromas), dry sack sherry, Dubonnet Rouge, Punt e Mes and jasmine tea-infused Applewood,  it’s a tasty and smokey apple treat. 1 Renaissance Way, Atlantic City, NJ, 609-317-1000, www.theborgata.com/dining/fine-dining/wolfgang-puck-american-grille

Alchemist Cider at Chambar Restaurant

Alchemist Cider at Chambar

Head northwest to Vancouver to check out the Alchemist Cider at Chambar. Made with Left Field Big Dry cider, housemade Alchemist syrup (Demerara syrup, dried Seville orange rind, kola nut and Spanish sarsaparilla) and grapefruit rind, we think it’s worth the trip. Fun fact: all of the ingredients used in the drink, by mixologist Philippe Grandbois, are from regions mentioned in Paulo Coelho’s beloved book “The Alchemist.” 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, 604-879-7119, www.chambar.com

Apple Turnover at Chair 5

Apple Turnover at Chair 5

Whiskey makes yet another appearance in this tipple from Narragansett’s Chair 5. The Apple Turnover is a blend of Bully Boy whiskey, St. Georges Spiced Pear, apple cider and Fee Brothers Black Walnut bitters and you need it now. 1208 Ocean Road, Narragansett RI, 401-363-9820, www.dinechair5.com

Autumn Sangria at Picnic Social

Autumn's Sangria at Picnic Social

Sangria in the fall? Absolutely! Especially this Autumn Sangria at Picnic Social in Stowe, Vermont which mixes red wine with brandy apple cider, pear juice, lemon juice, fresh Vermont apples and cinnamon sticks. Talk about the perfect fall flavors in a glass. 433 Mountain Rd, Stowe VT, 802-221-4947, www.picnicsocialstowe.com

Boozy Cider Slushie at Willa Jean

Boozy Cider Slushie at Willa Jean

This New Orleans cafe serves up a serious apple cider slushie concoction perfect those warm fall days. The Boozy Cider Slushie blends ice with apple cider, bourbon, Gingeroo, chai tea and lemon juice, chef KellyFields’ inspiration for this recipe was from autumn season family trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains. 611 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana, 504-509-7334, www.willajean.com

Local Hero at Bruce Wine Bar

Local Hero at Bruce Wine Bar
The Local Hero at Bruce Wine Bar in Ontario takes the bourbon and cider recipe up a notch. Mixologist Cindy Cooper blends Buffalo Trace bourbon with house made vanilla bean-infused vodka, locally made apple and maple syrups and Thornbury Village Craft Cider, served in a glass with a sugar and cinnamon rim with an apple peel garnish. Heaven. 8 Bruce St. South, Thornbury, Ontario, Canada, 519-599-1112, www.brucewinebar.ca
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