We’re not sure what we are getting a kick out of more: the idea of sipping this Spiced Cider Margarita or the story of how Serena over at Domesticate Me came to create this scrumptious fall cocktail! Serena describes it as “fall coziness in a glass” … who wouldn’t want a big ole sip of that?
Steps to make this fall cocktail are below and then pop on over to enjoy Serena’s recipes combined with her wonderful storytelling and knack for creative writing here.
Spiced Cider Margaritas
5 ounces spiced apple cider
.5 ounces Grand Marnier
1.5 ounces mescal or gold tequila
For garnish: (optional)
2 tablespoons raw sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Start by rimming the glass. In a small bowl, combine the raw sugar and cinnamon. Pour a splash of Grand Marnier into a separate bowl. Dip the rim of the glass in the Grand Marnier to moisten it, and then immediately dip the glass in cinnamon sugar. (You’ll have enough cinnamon sugar for about 4-5 cocktail glasses.)
Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well combined. Pour over ice into your rimmed cocktail glass and serve. (Garnish with an apple slice, a cinnamon stick, and a dash of ground cinnamon if you like!)