I can't believe it's already Thanksgiving week!! Here's a really fun cocktail to serve now through Christmas. The girls over at Haute Apple Pie asked me to participate in their Virtual Thanksgiving and I brought the cocktails!!
After doing a little research I found that cider and tequila is actually a traditional combination so this isn't too far out of left field!
I would serve these in cocktail glasses for the ladies and highballs or tumblers for the men. Of course rim the edges!
Rimmed glasses are a fun & flavorful addition to cocktails. For this cocktail I ran the lemon wedge around the rim of the glass to make it wet, I then dipped the glass in the following mixture spread out on a plate:
1 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
zest of one orange
For a sliced apple garnish, place apple slices or wedges in a dish with cool water and the juice from half a lemon or lime. This will keep the apple from turning. Keep the dish at hand when making the cocktails.
Cranberry Cider Margarita (serves 1)2 oz tequila – I like silver tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz cranberry juice
1 oz fresh cider
Juice from 1/4 of an orange
In a cocktail shaker combine all of the ingredients with ice. Shake well. Pour into chilled rimmed glass and garnish. Enjoy!!