Spiced Hard Cider

Scott Bleicher © 2016
  • Yield: 1 servings


1/2ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2ounce simple syrup
1pinch ground allspice
1pinch ground cinnamon
1pinch ground cloves
1 1/2ounces applejack (a brandy distilled from apples)
5ounces hard cider
Apple slices, for garnish
1 cinnamon stick, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, simple syrup and spices. Add the applejack and fill the shaker with ice; cap and shake for 5 seconds.
  2. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes and top with the hard cider. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon stick and serve.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Host: A Modern Guide to Eating, Drinking and Feeding Your Friends © 2016 by Eric Prum and Josh Williams, Dovetail