Rye and Cider Cocktail uses good rye whiskey and apple cider. Cardamom bitters make this drink really special.
Lately my husband and I have been huge bourbon and rye fans. Our bar is running out of room but it’s ok because we now have enough delicious booze to make any cocktail my little mind can dream up.
Although if I’m being totally honest, most nights we don’t even use our good stuff for mixed drinks. My husband has this giant rule about using expensive liquor for anything but drinking straight.
He is so high maintenance when it comes to his collection of fine bottles. However, lucky for me we keep a few bottles of “mixing” bourbon and rye.
While there are not a lot of ingredients in this drink it’s the quality of ingredients that makes this drink fantastic – good rye whisky and cardamom bitters are a must. If you have never bought bitters before you need to run out to your nearest bar supply store and get yourself a few bottles.
I have everything from lavender to whisky barrel aged flavor. They add a special little zing to a drink that cannot be skipped.
I know for a few years of cocktail making I would see bitters on a list and skip over since I didn’t have them in house. Now that my bar is super stocked I have everything I could ever need.
Well, until I find more stuff that I need.
This is a really simple drink to get you into drinking brown spirits. It has a hint of citrus, sweet fresh cider and a few drops of bitters.
It could not be easier. I personally like my mine made with plain apple cider, but you could add sparkling cider if you really wanted.
Just remember to taste your cider before you add the sugar. You don’t want to end up with a drink too sweet.
If there is such a thing.
Don't forget to mix up some Old Bay Chex mix to nosh on while you enjoy your cocktail.
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