Aside from the holidays, December is the season to drink and be merry. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or curling up by the fireside, cider cocktails are the way to go. To make your winter days and nights a little sweeter, we’ve rummaged through recipes for the very best. Here are 11 sweet, tangy and spicy cider cocktail recipes you’ll want to sip on every day. Happy drinking!
1. Rosemary Mezcal Apple Cider: Not only is this drink a cinch to make, but this baby’s roots-y flavors will have you celebrating. Rosemary, mezcal, lime juice and apple cider create this magical concoction that goes down easily. (via Kale & Caramel)
9. Fire Cider Hot Toddy: Don’t be scared off by this cocktail’s crazy ingredients like horseradish and chile peppers! While definitely not for the faint of heart, it’s a vinegar tonic that can actually ward off sickness and warm you up on a cold day. (via She Eats)
10. Black Peppercorn and Cranberry Shrub With Gin: Looking for a festive drink with some tart flavor and a subtle spice? Try this earthy cocktail with an herbal element from the gin. (via With Food and Love)
11. Pomegranate Apple Cider Spritzer: Pretty poms are in season again, so it’s time to whip up a refresher containing it. Fresh pomegranate juice, limes, vodka and club soda make for a fruity and festive delight. (via Healthy Nibbles and Bits)
What kind of drink will we catch you with in hand? Let us know your favorite winter go-to cocktail recipes below!