A hard cider cocktail that is bubbly and velvety with lemon juice, gin, egg whites, and simple syrup. Easy fall entertaining cocktail!
Recipes for the ages 21+, please drink responsibly.
Recently I’ve had apples on the brain. I think it’s because my husband has all these childhood stories he likes to tell from apple picking in autumn up in Massachusetts. Even for a time in my childhood I had a backyard lined with trees and when the autumn breezes came in, I could finally bite into those gorgeous green apples. With all of this spinning in my head, I wanted to make a cocktail that had that small refreshingness of biting into your first apple for the season. With a little sweetness, lemon for acid, and egg whites for a rich velvet texture this Hard Cider Sour was born.
Now before you go running for the door, raw egg white in a cocktail is fantastic and low maintenance impressive. It creates this frothy head to a cocktail and rounds all your flavors into this medley that coats your tongue like velvet. Add in a bubbling Hard Cider below that and you’ve got a concoction that entertains Thanksgiving guest and is impressive without trying hard. So go and give it a try!
HARD CIDER SOUR
For this cocktail I prefer Samuel Smith’s Hard Cider because it’s crisp like green apples less than sweet like red. However use the hard cider you like, just take note if it’s a super sweet hard cider you may want to exempt out the simple syrup in this recipe. Also because I know some will ask, you can totally sub out the gin for vodka if you are not a gin drinker!
A hard cider cocktail using apple hard cider, gin, egg whites, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Garnished with cinnamon sprinkle.
- 2.5 ounces Hard Apple Cider
- 1.5 ounces Gin
- 0.5 ounce Lemon Juice
- 0.25 ounce Simple Syrup
- 1 Egg White
- Ground Cinnamon
Into a cocktail shaker add in your gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice then vigorously shake for 30 seconds letting the egg white froth up.
In a coupe add your Hard Apple Cider to the glass. Then strain your cocktail from the shaker on top of it. It will create a foam on top.
Sprinkle ground cinnamon on top of it and serve.
Did I mention that ground cinnamon garnish gives it that extra warmth you love from cold weather cocktails? I love getting to mix warming spices with cool drinks. Plus easy entertaining am I right? Perfect for Thanksgiving cocktail hours or just to have friends over for some fall fun before the Holiday’s kick off!
What is a flavor you most associate with fall? Pumpkin spice? Maybe it’s cranberries! I’d love to know down below.