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How-To Holiday with Ridge: Christmas Hard Cider Cocktails

Looking for cider cocktails to sip this Christmas? We got you. These cocktail recipes are good for mommas and grandmas alike and will make your holiday a whole lot better…

Cranberry Apple Cider Cocktail –  Short and sweet with a few high-quality ingredients, this recipe from Jelly Toast Blog combines cranberry, orange, and apple for a crisp cider cocktail. Recipe below:


  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice, strained
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 bottle hard cider, chilled
  • Garnish with apple slice

The Snakebite – Equal parts lager and hard cider combine to create “tart apple notes” with “malty grain character” in this recipe from Serious Eats. Two ingredients and two minutes to make… easy enough?

Apple Cider Moscow Mule – Moscow Mules are all the rage, so it’s only appropriate that we include a Mule recipe with an autumnal touch. This recipe from Sugar and Charm is easy. The hardest part? Finding the perfect copper mug.


  • 1 oz. ginger-flavored vodka
  • 2 oz. apple cider
  • 1 small lime
  • ½ cup ginger beer
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

The Sharky – This fall cocktail is “cooler than a Manhattan, warmer than a Gold Rush,” according to Quartzy. It includes Rye, cider, and amaro. Ingredient list below:


  • 1.5 oz. rye
  • 1 oz. apple cider
  • ¾ oz. of amaro
  • ½ lemon
  • Serve over ice

Hard Cider Sangria – Love snacking on whole apples? Craving apple juice and hard cider? You’re in luck. This sangria from Food & Wine combines all three! Bring to a party or pour for yourself…