Mighty Dry

CIDER OLD FASHIONED

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A Cider Old Fashioned is the perfect thing you never knew you wanted. All you need is a couple shots of Rye, your favorite flavor of Golden State Cider, a few drops bitters, ice, and a twist of orange peel for a bright, refreshing cocktail. We think its a perfect potion for any occasion!

2 ounces (60 ml) Mighty Dry Cider

Dash of angostura bitters
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 ounces (60 ml) bourbon or rye whiskey
Ice, for serving
Garnish with Orange, apple slices, and cinnamon sticks

In a lowball glass, combine the apple juice, bitters, and sugar. Swirl glass around until mixture is combined and sugar is dissolved. Add the ice and whiskey. Top with orange, apple slices, and a cinnamon stick.

MIGHTY MARGARITA

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1 oz. Grand Marnier
1 oz. Gold tequila
5-6 oz. Mighty Dry Cider
Orange segments and apple slices
Cinnamon + Cane sugar + Coarse sugar for glass rimming
Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Add a few spoonfuls of cane sugar, coarse sugar and cinnamon to a plate. Run an orange segment around the edge of the glass, then press into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat the rim. Add a few orange slices in the bottom of the glass, fill with ice, then add the Grand Marnier, tequila and apple cider and stir to mix. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks. 

CIDER SHIM

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This recipe is featured in Dinah Sanders’s ‘The Art of Shim’! Though it takes some effort to make the Shrub, it’s well worth it!

Ingredients:

8 oz. fresh Ginger
2 oz. fresh turmeric
12 oz. organic sugar
1 tsp sea salt
12 oz. raw cider vinegar

Instructions for the Shrub:

Coarsely chop the ginger and turmeric, then pulse in a food processor with sugar and sea salt. Transfer to a non-reactive container and stir once per day for three days. Add apple cider vinegar and refrigerate for two weeks, agitating once a day.
Strain off the liquid and store.

Instructions for the drink:

In a 12 oz. glass filled with ice, pour one ounce of shrub syrup and finish with Golden State Cider Mighty Dry Cider. Stir and garnish with fresh herbs.

WARM MIGHTY DRY CIDER & BOURBON

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This spicy, slightly sweet cider cocktail will keep you and your party guest’s toasty in cold weather!

Ingredients:

1 can of Mighty Dry
1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions:

In a medium size saucepot over low heat, or in a slow cooker set to low, combine all ingredients and stir. Ladle into cups and serve warm, not hot. Recipe can easily be multiplied to serve a large crowd.

*Keep warm in a slow cooker

APPLE CIDER SPRITZ

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Ingredients:

1 can of Mighty Dry Cider
6 oz apple cider
2 oz rye whiskey
1 oz Aperol
1 oz fresh lemon juice
Club soda (for serving)
Apple slices (for garnish)

Instructions:

For each cocktail, pour 4 oz. Mighty Dry Cider, 1½ oz. Apple Cider, ½ oz. rye whiskey, ¼ oz. Aperol, and ¼ oz. lemon juice into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top off with club soda. Gently stir to combine and garnish with an apple slice.