Bright, botanical and lightly bubbly, this cocktail is an ideal entry point to fall drinking — and one that can easily take you straight through to spring. Look to a cider that’s dry, light and not overly powerful in acid or funk here: You want the botanicals of the gin and the salinity of the sherry to play an equal role in balancing the drink.
- Serves: 1 person
- ¾ounce gin
- ¾ounce fino sherry
- ½ounce orange liqueur
- ½ounce fresh lime juice
- 2dashes orange bitters
- 2ounces light, dry cider, chilled
Step 1In a shaker, combine the gin, sherry, orange liqueur, lime juice and bitters. Add ice, cover and shake vigorously until the drink is well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with cider.