Get in the Spirit of Cider with These Halloween Cocktails

Don’t be frightened of cider cocktails! These spooky cider libations are easy for cocktail novices and professionals alike.



Spirit of Spritz:

3 oz Michigan Brut

1 oz aperitif

2 oz sparking water

Fill a highball glass 1/4 full with ice cubes.

Layer the aperitif, cider, and sparkling water in that order over ice.

Garnish with orange slice and paper straw.



Virtuous Sin:

3 oz Michigan Apple

2 oz cinnamon whiskey

apple slices

Fill a highball glass 1/4 full with ice cubes.

Pour in the cinnamon whiskey and top with cider.

Garnish with apple slices.



Corpse Reviver #13:

1/2 oz Michigan Brut

1 oz Cognac

1/2 oz sweet vermouth

Add all of the ingredients over ice into a mixing glass and stir.

Strain into a coupe.



Percheron Punch:

1 765 ml bottle of Percheron

8 c non-alcoholic cider

4 12 oz bottles ginger beer

1 1/2 c whiskey

1/3 c lemon juice

a few dashes orange bitters

Combine all the ingredients over ice in a punch bowl.

Ladle into punch glasses.



Witches Wassail:

Mulling spices (you can either place these in a cheesecloth bag, or keep them loose):

1 cinnamon stick

2 whole cloves

1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

1/4 c brown sugar

1 whole allspice

1 juniper berry


4 c Virtue Cider

2 c non-alcoholic cider

a bit of your favorite spirit (whiskey, rum, brandy, etc.)

Heat all ingredients in a saucepan, but take care not to boil.

Add any spirits with the heat source off.

Ladle around the spices and serve in your favorite mug.

Garnish with apple slices.