Cider Cocktail Recipes


Time to Elevate your favorite Avid Ciders

Check out our recipes below for fun takes on elevating your cider experience. Each of our different products has it’s own unique recipe. Have your own Avid Cider cocktail recipe you want to share with the world? Post it on social media, tag @avidcidercompany, and use the hashtag #NWTOTHECORE and we will feature it! Time to hunker down and drink up!

“Gold Fashioned” Cider Cocktail Recipe

Our “Gold Fashioned” cider cocktail recipe is the ultimate way to expand upon the refreshing taste of our classic hard apple cider. Bold flavors of bourbon and cinnamon complement the sweet finish of Golden Delish apples.


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 5 oz Golden Delish Apple Cider
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Apple Slices (Garnish)
  • Cinnamon Sticks (Garnish)

Combine all ingredients in glass with a large ice cube. Stir to combine. Garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick.


“Blackberry Fizz” Cider Cocktail

The Blackberry Cider Fizz is a delicious way to complement our award winning, best selling Blackberry Cider. This cocktail is sure will impress your house guests, or make your solo night in a little more sweet.


  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 Large Lemon, Squeezed (about three tablespoons lemon juice)
  • 2 oz Avid Blackberry Cider
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Blackberries
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Club Soda
  • Fresh Blackberries (Garnish)
  • Lemon Twist (Garnish)
  • Fresh Mint (Garnish)

Add fresh blackberries to shaker and muddle to express the juices. Add Vodka, Lemon juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake vigerously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into clean glass with ice. Top with 2 oz of Avid Blackberry Cider and finish filling remainder of glass with club soda. Add garnishes and serve immediately.


Dragon Fruit “Cider-Mosa” Cocktail

Sometimes, the most simple recipes are the most delicious. Our Dragon Fruit “Cider-Mosa” cocktail is bursting with flavor while remaining light and refreshing. Time to unleash your inner dragon and take your mimosas to the next level.


  • One (12 oz) Can of Dragon Fruit Cider
  • One Pink Dragon Fruit (Cubed and Frozen)
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Lychee Juice
  • Dragon Fruit Wedge (Garnish)

Before beginning, make sure your Dragon Fruit Cider is refrigerated and cold. Place frozen, cubed Dragon Fruit pieces into a glass. Combine the can of Dragon Fruit Cider with Lime Juice and Lychee Juice. Stir well. Garnish and serve immediately.


“Welcome to the Jungle” Cider Cocktail

You might remember a different sort of “Jungle Juice” cocktail from your college days. Don’t worry, this recipe is breaking stereotypes with elevated ingredients that will leave you and your friends satisfied. Welcome to the Jungle!


  • 1.5 oz Spiced Rum
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • 5 oz Jungle Juice Cider
  • Lime Wheel (Garnish)
  • Orange Wedge (Garnish)

Add Spiced Rum, Pineapple Juice and Lime Juice to shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into tall glass with ice. Top with 5 oz of Jungle Juice Cider. Garnish and serve.


“The Big One” Pineapple Cider Cocktail

Have you ever just wanted…more? No shame in that, and we are here to help. “The Big One” Pineapple Cider Cocktail is served in a hollowed out Pineapple cup to elevate your next social gathering and transport you to a beach in Hawaii.


  • 4 Oz Spiced Rum
  • 6 Oz Pineapple Mango Cider
  • 3 Oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Oz Cinnamon Syrup
    • Combine 1/4 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    • Combine with 1/4 water and heat in a pot on stove on light heat
    • Stir until dissolved
  • .5 Oz Lemon Juice
  • One Medium Sized Pineapple

Cut off the top of your pineapple. Using a Pineapple Corer, core the inside of the pineapple to create your cup. In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, rum, pineapple juice, lemon juice and cinnamon syrup. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Fill pineapple cup with ice and pour shaken ingredients in. Add Pineapple Mango Cider and Stir. Enjoy.


“Royal Smash” Apricot Cider Cocktail

Prepare yourself! This one will sweep you off your feet. Bold bourbon flavors collide with rich Apricot cider in this unique twist on a traditional smash cocktail. Agave, lime and mint round out a cocktail experience you won’t want to miss.


  • 2 Oz Bourbon
  • 1 Oz Lime Juice
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon Agave Syrup
  • 2 Oz Royal Apricot Cider
  • Mint Sprig (Garnish)
  • Lime Wedge (Garnish)

In a Cocktail Shaker, add mint leaves and lime juice. Muddle together before adding Bourbon and Agave Syrup. Shake vigorously and double strain into a mason jar with ice. Add Royal Apricot Cider, stir and Garnish with Mint and Lime. Enjoy.  

“Blood Rose” Blood Orange Cider Cocktail

Have you tried our seasonal Blood Orange Cider yet? Now is your chance! This cider cocktail is perfectly balanced with juicy blood orange flavor and just the right hint of rosemary. This cocktail is out of this world. 


  • 2 Oz Gin
  • 1 Oz Blood Orange Juice (Or Regular Orange Juice)
  • 2 Oz Blood Orange Cider
  • 2 Dashes Blood Orange Bitters
  • .25 Oz Rosemary Infused Simple Syrup
  • Orange Wheel (Garnish)
  • Rosemary Sprig (Garnish)

In a Cocktail Shaker, combine Gin, Blood Orange Juice, Bitters and Rosemary Syrup with Ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a glass with ice and stir in Blood Orange Cider. Garnish with orange wheel and rosemary sprig. Enjoy. 


“Burn-a-rita” Blackberry Burn Cider Cocktail

Did you know our Blackberry Burn Cider won platinum at the SIP Magazine Best of NW Cider Competition? Utilized as an ingredient, this cocktail has award winning written all over it. A traditional margarita with a hint of blackberry and just the right amount of heat. 


  • 2 Oz Blanco Tequila
  • 1 Oz Orange Liqueur
  • .75 Oz Blackberry Burn Cider
  • .75 Oz Lime Juice
  • .25 Oz Agave Syrup
  • Salt (For Rimming Glass)
  • Lime Wedge (Garnish)

Prepare your glass by rubbing a lime wedge around the outer lip and dip the glass onto a plate of salt so that it is evenly covered. Cocktail Shaker, add Tequila, Orange Liqueur, Lime Juice and Agave Syrup. Shake for 10-15 seconds. Add Ice to your salted glass, pour your shaken cocktail in and add Blackberry Burn Cider. Garnish with a lime and enjoy.


“Blueberry POM Cosmo” Cider Cocktail

An Imperial masterpiece calls for an Imperial Cocktail. Blueberry POM packs a punch with bold fruit flavors from start to finish. Complemented by notes of orange and lime, this take on the classic Cosmo will leave you thirsting for more!


  • 1.5 Oz Vodka
  • 1 Oz Blueberry POM Imperial Cider
  • .5 Oz Pomegranate Juice
  • .75 Oz Cointreau
  • .5 Oz Lime Juice
  • 5-8 Blueberries
  • Lime Wheel (Garnish)
  • Blueberry Skewer (Garnish)

Place the blueberries in the bottom of a shaker and add pomegranate juice. muddle berries and juice. Add vodka, lime juice, and Cointreau. Fill with ice and share for 10-15 seconds. Double strain cocktail into Cosmo glass and top with Blueberry POM Imperial Cider. Garnish with lime wheel and blueberry skewer. Serve Straight Up. 



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