‘Tis weeks before Christmas and from coast to coast holiday sippers are seeking a new holiday toast.
The juice from an apple or Magners by name will whet holiday whistles – cocktails ne’re be the same.
Holidays mean parties… gatherings of family, friends co-workers and even strangers in a bar. But, let’s be honest, sometimes your ‘go-to’ cocktail just won’t cut it. So, the makers of Magners® Irish Cider have pulled together some of our favorite cocktail recipes to share. We may be biased, but we think it’s the combination of 17 varieties of sweet, sharp and bitter apples which give Magners its unique flavor that adds a perfect balance to and is an ideal base for many holiday sips.
It may be time for your ‘go-to’ cocktail to get out of the way for a new holiday fave.
What could be more warming on a chilly winter’s eve than hot Magners, infused with holiday spices. This recipe serves four, or is easily doubled to make even more. It’s nice to share!
1/3 large orange
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
16 oz. Magners® Original
Insert several cloves into an orange slice for a festive garnish
Warm the cider in a saucepan - do not boil. Add the remaining ingredients and leave to infuse for 15 minutes. Pour the mulled cider through a sieve into a crock pot to keep warm or serve in mugs. Garnish with citrus peel. Serves 4.
Naughty and Nice
Magners® Pear and ginger are a match made in holiday heaven and are the key ingredients in this festive spicy and citrus flavored cocktail! One sip and you’ll know how it got its name.
3 part Magners Pear
1 part ginger liqueur
1 part pear puree
1 part white cranberry juice
Splash of lemon juice
Lime wedge for garnish
Add all ingredients except Magners cider into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain over ice. Top with Magners. Garnish with lime.
The Tipsy Angel
What happens when the sweetness of an apple meets the kick of a good Irish Whiskey? Even the most cherubic angel will get a bit tipsy and that’s why this is one of our favorite holiday concoctions.
1 ½ parts Irish Whiskey
½ part Cinnamon Simple Syrup *(Recipe below)
3 parts Magners® Original
Splash of fresh lemon juice
Cinnamon stick garnish
Lemon wheel garnish
Cinnamon Simple Syrup – Add equal parts of sugar and water to a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. While syrup is still warm, add a few cinnamon sticks and let infuse. Makes a great holiday gift, so make extra!
Add whiskey and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker, shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Top with Magners and a splash of lemon juice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a lemon wheel.
What better way to welcome the New Year than with a Magners Original Cider? Our bubbles are at home in a flute or straight out of the bottle and are a refreshing alternative to the ‘other’ bubbles. Plus, it comes with one of our favorite New Year’s toasts…
“In the New Year, may your hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.”