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Harvest Cider Whiskey Spritz with the warming flavors of ginger and apples is an easy and flavorful cocktail to transition into Fall.
Made with my favorite not too sweet hard apple cider, rye whiskey and a few other amazing ingredients this is the perfect drink for any fall celebration… or just to warm you up on a crisp evening!
In the summer I’m all about light cocktails full of fresh fruit and bubbles. Super refreshing and usually vodka, rum or white wine based. As the weather gets crisper I find myself turning to cocktails that will warm me up with a bit of richness.
What I know of whiskey comes from my whiskey drinking family. Grandpa drinks his with lemon lime soda, Dad with ginger ale and over Christmas we mix it with egg nog topped with root beer. I enjoy whiskey during the holidays, but it has never been something that I stock in the liquor cabinet to mix up for everyday occasions or dinner parties. This year something made me want to create my own relationship with whiskey.
With so many different whiskeys, it’s hard to know which one to try, but after a short quiz on Whiskey5.com I was pointed in the right direction.
Whiskey5 gives you 5 different flavors options and asks you to discover your favorite flavor. Choose two and adjust the toggles to set their intensities.
I chose a little spicy and a lot sweet. A little like me. Well, no. I’m probably a lot spicy and a liiiiittle sweet. But hey were talking flavor favorites here not personalities 😉
After I hit ‘get results’ Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye was suggested for me. Whiskey5 also gave a list of other options with my desired spicy-sweet flavor profile.
Lucky for me Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is readily available at my local store and the fruity, spicy flavor was perfect for the hard cider whiskey cocktail I was planning.
Harvest Cider Whiskey Spritz with spicy whiskey and ginger beer, sweet unfiltered apple juice, dry hard cider, and a topping of club soda hints at the warmth and coziness of whiskey without being an all-up-in-your-face-whiskey-on-rocks style.
Perfectly sweet, a little spicy, a lot sparkly and super easy to mix up. This recipe can easily be quadrupled. So mix up a big pitcher and celebrate cooler temps and warmer wardrobes with a group of your favorite people.
Harvest Cider Spritz
Harvest Cider Spritz with the warming flavors of ginger and apples is an easy and flavorful whiskey cocktail to transition into Fall.
- 1 ounce rye whiskey
- 4 ounces dry hard cider
- 2 ounces unfiltered apple cider
- 1 ounce ginger beer
- 1 ounce club soda
- 1 small apple sliced
For each cocktail, pour hard cider, apple cider, and whiskey and into a large glass over ice. Top with ginger beer and club soda, stir gently to combine and garnish with an apple slice.
Easily mix up a pitcher of using a 6.8 ounce bottle of ginger beer, a pint of dry hard cider, 8 ounces of unfiltered apple cider and 4 ounces of whiskey and a top with club soda (yields 4 servings).