Hang onto Summer with Cold Cider Cocktails

There’s nothing necessarily wrong with autumn. It gives us crisp college football Saturdays and women dressing inappropriately scanty Halloween costumes. But, it also gives us pumpkin spice everything and a warning letter from winter.

With that in mind, it might be generally advisable to hold onto summer as long as we can. To that end, the people at Angry Orchard Hard Ciders served up a couple quick cocktails ideas to sip while summer insists on ticking away.

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ANGRY HONEY BEE (Below)

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Angry Orchard Summer Honey
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz St. Germain
  • .5 oz Ginger Syrup

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a Collins glass with ice and top with cider. Garnish with a piece of candied ginger and lemon wheel.

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ANGRY ON THE BEACH (Bottom)

Ingredients:

  • 4 12 oz bottles Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • 4 cups Watermelon Juice
  • 1 cup Vodka
  • 1 cup Cointreau or Orange Liqueur
  • 1 cup Lime Juice
  • 0.5 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Navel Orange Sliced
  • 1 Lime Sliced
  • Watermelon Chunks

Directions:

In a large container add the watermelon juice, Vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and orange juice. Stir in ice, orange slices, lime wheels, and watermelon chunks. Top off with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider and stir gently to combine. Serve.