Apple Cider Margaritas
The season that everyone longs for is finally here. Fall. Autumn. PSL Time. Whatever you want to call it, it’s here. That time of year when the breeze gets cooler, the flavors get warmer and the leaves get brighter. We love this time of year, especially those first days of the changing season. After spending months in hot, humid Tennessee, it’s so refreshing to take that first breath of crisp, Fall air.
Normally in October when we pull down our boxes full of warm sweaters from storage we start brainstorming about foods we want to eat and drinks we want to drink. All of the soup, chili, apple crisps and ALL of the whiskey cocktails. Normally we crave the warming, honey-like flavors of whiskey in colder months because it’s a great way to stay cozy. But this year we started thinking “How do we wear sweaters and still drink margaritas?” Essentially, we’re creating the perfect cocktail to transition from Summer to Fall.
Just in time for those Halloween parties, meet the Apple Cider Margarita. This mix of refreshing blanco tequila, tart apple cider and warm cinnamon is guaranteed to be a hit at any party this Fall. And the best news? It’s so easy to make, and we’re here to show you how. Happy Fall, y’all!
APPLE CIDER MARGARITA
2.5oz blanco Tequila
4oz apple cider
1 teaspoon maple syrup
2 springs of thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Combine ground cinnamon and kosher salt together on a flat plate. Run the sliced lime around the rim of a cocktail glass of your choice. Dip the lime rim into the cinnamon and salt mixture. Fill this glass with a few squares of ice.
In a shaker filled with ice add 2.5oz blanco Tequila, 40z apple cider, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, juice from 1 lime, and 1 spring of fresh thyme. Shake for 20-30 seconds until all ingredients are combined and chilled.
Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with a spring of fresh thyme and an apple slice.