Spiked Market Cider

Spiked Market Cider

This cider-based cocktail from Union Square Cafe in New York has seasonal allure. It’s lip-smacking and attractive. They make vats of it in the restaurant and keep it chilled, but the recipe is easily to scaled down to reproduce at home. Come spring you might replace the Demerara syrup with maple syrup.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Combine cider, applejack, gin and lemon juice in a jar or pitcher. Stir in simple syrup and add bitters. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  2. Step 2

    Fill 2 old-fashioned glasses with crushed ice. Pour in cider mixture. Dust with a little nutmeg and poke apple slices into the ice for garnish.