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Apple cider is too diluted to work in a drink shaken with ice, so we’re making this recipe as a bottled cocktail instead, which means you can actually make it ahead of time! You can make more than one serving in a big bottle, or individual servings in small bottles or jam jars, which you can then let each guest pour herself.


  • 2 oz vodka

  • 2 oz Champlain Orchards apple cider

  • ¾ oz water

  • ¼ oz Cointreau

  • 1 tsp real maple syrup

  • Hearty squeeze of lemon

  • Pinch of salt

  • Apple slice fan, for garnish


  1. Add everything to a bottle or jam jar. Seal and shake.

  2. Freeze completely. Add your coupes to the freezer as well so they’re chilled when you’re ready to serve.

  3. Remove the bottled cocktail from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. When ready to serve, shake until just thawed (this will happen quickly) and remove coupes from freezer.

  4. Pour into chilled coupes and garnish with an edible apple fan.

| Adapted from The Inspired Home