It doesn't matter whether you are celebrating Halloween, Bonfire Night, Autumn, the clocks going back, or something else, whatever the reason, celebrate it with a Smokey Harvest Apple Cider Margarita. Super easy to make, and full of fun and flavour.
Now the smokey aspect of this doesn’t just come from the cinnamon sticks, but from something called Mezcal.
Mezcal is a pretty strong flavor on its own , but it’s smokey flavour compliment the apple cider so well and makes for the best smokey margarita! Slightly sweet, but with a hint of smokiness and a touch of cinnamon. It’s literally the perfect seasonal cocktail, and it is so fun.
If you’re not a fan of Mezcal, or can’t get your hands on some, just use silver or gold tequila in its place. You won’t get that smokey flavor, but it’ll still compliment it ever so well.
And speaking of compliments it just has to be salted cinnamon sugar around the rim – the combination of salty / cinnamon / sweet is just perfect.
Oh one word of warning though – if you are lighting the cinnamon sticks be very careful with the flame around alcohol.
Smokey Harvest Apple Cider Margaritas Recipe
• 1 1/2 - 2 ounces mezcal or silver tequila
• 4 ounces (1/2 cup) apple cider
• 1 ounce fresh lime juice
• 1-2 teaspoons agave nectar, or more to taste
• Cinnamon + granulated sugar + kosher salt, for the rim
• Apple slices + cinnamon sticks, for serving
Big Batch Margaritas
• 1 cup (8 ounces) mezcal or silver tequila
• 2 cups (16 ounces) apple cider
• 3/4 cups fresh lime juice
• 2-4 tablespoons agave nectar
1. In a shallow bowl, mix equal parts, cinnamon sugar and salt.
2. Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and coat in salted cinnamon sugar.
3. Combine the mezcal, apple cider, lime juice and agave in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
4. Shake until combined and then strain into your prepared glass.
5. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
Big Batch Margarita
1. Combine the mezcal, apple cider, lime juice and agave in a pitcher and stir to combine.
2. Keep chilled in the fridge.
3. When ready to serve, coat the rims of 4 glasses in salted cinnamon sugar.
4. Add ice to each glass and pour the margaritas over the ice.
5. Garnish with apples and cinnamon sticks.
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