The Cider Crate

Cider Crate Original Cocktails

Orchard Sangria

Ah, summer! The time of the year to go sit outside and enjoy a nice pleasant cold drink, with plenty of subtle flavours. Now, usually, I prefer sipping either sangria or a good semi-dry cider in my garden, so I figured, why not combine them both? With the nice tartness of the cider and the rich flavour of a good peach schnapps, with fresh stone fruit, this makes a perfect summer treat

Ingredients
1 473ml can of a semi-dry cider (cold)
1 oz of peach schnapps
1/2 peach or nectarine sliced, and pit removed.

Substitutions
You can sub peach brandy or liqueur if you are unable to get some

First put the fruit in the bottom of a collins or pint glass, and pour the peach schnapps over it. Let sit for 10-15 minutes, then top with the cider. Stir and enjoy

Credit to James C for the cocktail design!

Rood Mojito Drinker

The perfect Summer Cider cocktail that will refresh you to the core: The Rood Mojito Drinker

Ingredients
1 oz of Kettle One Botanical Cucumber Mint Vodka
1/2 can of Rood Apples (adjust to your preference)
Juice of a quarter of a lime
Muddled mint.

Substitutions
Ice (if you like it, in your cider)
Change the cider, change the taste

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Spiked Candy-Apple Cocktail

With a new offering from Crown Royal, we figured it might be good to pair it with a cider, and we were right!  Simple but tasty

Ingredients
Crown Royal Salted Caramel 1.5 oz
Pommies Cider 250ml

Substitutions
Salt (Add a bit more umpf to it)
Ice (if you like it, in your cider)
Change the cider, change the taste

Description:  A spiked spiced cider with some caramel to keep you warm in the winter, a licking your lips.  We call it a Spiked Candy-Apple cider cocktail.

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Canadian Spring Cider Cocktail

Longing for the spring?  Can’t take it anymore (Kinda like Sterling, the Cider Corgi here)  Well, how about something that has the taste of a Canadian Spring, Maple Sugar!

Ingredients
Desaranto 1.5 oz
Calvados 1 oz
Thornbury spiced Cider 250ml
Cinnamon spice stick

Substitutions
Fireball (to give it more kick, replace the Calvados or Desaranto)
Change the cider, change the taste

Description:  A spiked spiced cider with traditional Canadian maple syrup flavour, it reminds us of a Maple Sugar Cookie. An alternative to a desert, just watch out for it catching up to you with the 2.5oz of spirits in a half can.

Baked Caramel Apple Pie

Baked Caramel Apple Pie

Apple PieIngredients
4 parts apple cider (Recommended: Thornbury Cider)
1 shot Galliano vanilla liqueur
1 shot butterscotch liqueur
1/2 shot cinnamon whiskey
Ice
Optional: a cinnamon stick or a dash of cinnamon powder

Substitutions
More dry cider: Pommies Dry Cider
More crisp cider: Angry Orchard Hard Cider
More sweet cider: Brickworks Queen Street 501
Swap Galliano for Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka

Description
If you are looking for a dessert in a glass, this is a stellar cocktail. A cider reminiscent of the pie your grandma makes for special occasions, it is a warming, very sweet concoction that has all the flavours you’d find in an apple pie – including the vanilla ice cream scoop on the side!

The Cherry Berry Orchard

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The Cherry Berry Orchard

Ingredients
2 or 3 parts Cider (Recommended: A dry cider)
1 part Shock Top Raspberry Wheat Beer
1 shot cherry brandy (recommended: McGuinness Brand)
Ice

Substitutions
More crisp cider: Brickworks Batch 1904
More sweet cider: Magnotta Small Batch Cider
Any raspberry wheat beer

 

Description
This beer-cider cocktail is perfect for a warm, sunny day. It is fizzy, foamy and very refreshing. Bursting with many different fruit flavours, its sweet, sour and fully delicious.