Two Cider Cocktail Recipes For Fall

Apple Cider Prosecco Spritz recipe & Photos by Tory Morrison

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One of our favorite times of year is when autumn arrives, and apple orchards are bursting with fruit. Whether you're whipping up a homemade apple cider or opting for the convenience of a store-bought variety, we've got you covered with two delicious recipes that make the most of this fall favorite.

For those who prefer the effervescence of Prosecco and a touch of Aperol, the Apple Cider Prosecco Spritz offers a refreshing and bubbly delight. If you're in the mood for something a bit cozier, the Hot Spiced Cider Toddy beckons with the warm embrace of apple cider, whiskey, and a blend of comforting spices. Our recommendation: Sip the spritz at a festive fall-inspired dinner party and cozy up with the toddy around a warm backyard fire.

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How to Make
Apple Cider Prosecco Spritz

Servings: 1 drink per mixture below


  • 4 ounces Prosecco
  • 2-3 ounces sparkling apple cider
  • 1 ounces Aperol
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • Cinnamon stick, thyme, and apple slices for garnish


  • Enamelware Tumblers
  • Ice


  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour in Prosecco, and let settle.
  3. Mix in sparkling apple cider and Aperol.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, thyme, and an apple slice.
  5. Cheers to sunny autumn vibes!

Hot Toddy recipe & Reel by Forty-Four North

How to Make
Hot Spiced Cider toddy

Servings: 4


  • 4 cups apple cider (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 large orange, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries + more for garnish
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 cinnamon sticks or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 ounces whiskey


  • Enamelware Mugs
  • Enamel Saucepan
  • Cowboy Ladle



  1. In a medium-sized saucepan or pot, pour in the 4 cups of apple cider. Place it over medium heat and warm the cider until it's just about to start simmering. You don't want it to boil, but it should be hot.
  2. While the cider is heating, add the sliced orange, fresh cranberries, rosemary sprigs, and cinnamon sticks (or ground cinnamon) into the pot. These ingredients will infuse your hot toddy.
  3. Let the mixture simmer gently for about 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure everything is well combined.
  4. Once your spiced cider base is ready, remove the pot from the heat. Pour in the 6 ounces of whiskey, or adjust to your preferred strength. Stir well to combine.
  5. Ladle the hot spiced cider toddy into mugs. You can add a few extra fresh cranberries as a garnish for a pop of color and flavor. If you prefer, a cinnamon stick and a sprig of rosemary make for beautiful and aromatic garnishes as well.
  6. Serve your Hot Spiced Cider Toddy warm. Sip slowly and savor.

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