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Hard Cider Cocktails

Last night I made two cocktails with DeMunck’s Hard Cider.

The first was a recipe I found online here through Liquor.com’s DrinkWire.

The article was a list of cider cocktails to make this fall, curated by Chilled Magazine. This first drink is their recipe and also their picture:

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Orchard Flowers
Ingredients:
•1/2 oz. Dry Gin (I used Boodles)
•1/2 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
•Splash Lime Juice
•3 oz. Dry Cider (I used DeMunck’s)

Preparation
Shake gin, elderflower liqueur and lime juice over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with cider. Garnish with a lime wedge.

The drink was good. Sort of like a French 75 in a way, swapping lemon for lime and using hard cider in place of champagne (plus the addition of elderflower liqueur). With that drink in mind, I came up with this next drink using whiskey, dark rum, bitters and ginger liqueur:

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Haunted Hayride
Ingredients:
•3/4 oz whiskey
•3/4 oz dark rum
•1/2 oz ginger liqueur
• Dash Angostura Bitters
•Splash lime juice
•3 oz. Dry Hard Cider (I used DeMunck’s)

Preparation
Shake whiskey (I used Knob Creek bourbon), dark rum (I used Meyers), ginger liqueur (Domaine de Canton) and lime juice over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with cider and add a dash of Angostura bitters. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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The Best Cocktail Garnish Ever!?

That’s a donut. In a Manhattan.

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Sugar. And bourbon.
It’s a Krispy Kreme. The “Hot Now” light was on. What would you have done?

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Weekend Trip To Buffalo

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I was in Buffalo over the weekend. I’d hoped to make it to Vera Pizzeria for a cocktail, but Saturday evening revolved around swimming at The Millennium and dinner at The Melting Pot.

Still, I did have a delicious Whiskey Smash at Bar Louie.

I’d been looking forward to trying Vera’s “Solitary Man,” but since Bar Louie was right across from where my wife and I were having dinner… It sufficed in Vera’s place.

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BAR LOUIE
WHISKEY SMASH

Templeton Rye, pure cane syrup, mint leaves, fresh lemon

Earlier in the day, after we realized that Vera didn’t open until 5 o’clock, we hoofed it on over to Thirsty Buffalo for a beer and pretzels. I had a Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, which was so, so good. It’s become my new favorite.

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