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Cocktail Recipe: October Sunrise Hard Cider Cocktail

october sunrise cocktail recipe using hard cider and tequila served in mason jar

Cocktail Recipe For Fall

Thank goodness it is Thursday.  The first week of October deserves its own cocktail: October Sunrise Hard Cider Cocktail. This week’s thirsty Thursday recipe is a full on celebration of fall, filled with apple and peach flavors.  Hard apple cider is coming back into vogue and this makes me more than happy.  This used to be my go to delight when I was in graduate school, and it is about time other people experienced the tastiness of a nice hard cider.

The October Sunrise combines hard cider with tequila, unusual yes but the mix is surprisingly delicious.  Add in the peach and mint and you  have an autumn staple for years to come. This cocktail for fall will be sure to impress you and your guests this season.

Get the October Sunrise Cocktail Recipe after the jump!



October Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

1 oz. Blue Nectar Reposado Tequila
3 oz. hard cider
¼ oz. crème de peach
¼ oz. marmalade syrup
Chopped peaches and mint for garnish

In a cocktail shaker add all liquid ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a mason jar. Garnish with chopped peaches and mint and serve.

I love the use of mason jars with this cocktail.  It brings the feel of fall, pumpkin patches, hay rides, and apple picking to your party, even if it is in Downtown.  I can just see this cocktail in a mason jar on a wood table, or one covered in a linen or burlap table cloth for a party.  Don’t forget the mint, it may sound minimal but the hint of green really brings some bright to the cocktail.

What do you think about the combination of hard cider and tequila?

I would love to see your photos when you make yourself this cocktail.  Are you having an autumn themed party? A Halloween costume contest?  Tag me on Instagram and twitter and I will be more than happy to share!


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  1. I’ve never tried hard cider, but since I love regular cider and peach in just about anything and I really love fall inspired me to try my first sip of hard cider. I know how I’ll be relaxing this weekend.

  2. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I do like the mason jars with this cocktail. Kind of gives it that warm, fall, shabby chic quality.

    What’s not to like about hard cider and tequila?!

  4. Peaches! Love the peach festival down here, will stock up and make these drinks.

  5. Peaches are my favorite fruit, I would surely love this.


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