It's official, fall is here, but since Mother Nature didn't get the memo, we're still in need of a crisp, refreshing cocktail!

I've been on a bit of a hard cider kick lately, not sure if it's because it's apple season, or because it reminds me of my childhood (what kid doesn't love apple juice?) in the best possible way.

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With that in mind, I present an impossibly simple cocktail (and as a bonus, a more complicated version for the mixology lovers!)

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz cinnamon whiskey (like Fireball)
  • 1 pint hard cider

Combine the two, give a quick stir, and serve in a frosted glass. If you're feeling fancy, garnish with an apple chip.

The complicated one?

Bonus Fizz Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. cinnamon vodka or whiskey
  • 1 oz. apple brandy
  • 4 oz. apple cider
  • 1 oz. club soda (or sparkling apple cider)

Combine cinnamon liquor, brandy, and cider and shake over ice. Pour into glass and top with club soda (or sparkling cider). Garnish with cinnamon stick and apple chip.

*Please drink responsibly.*

Do you have a great apple-based recipe or a suggestion for cocktail of the week? Tell us in the comment section below!