Cheers! Apple cider with gin?

Oct 14, 2016

"October is my favorite month," Tammy Coxen of Tammy's Tastings said. "Do you know why? Apple cider!"

Apple cider is a popular ingredient in a lot of cocktails which seem perfect for fall. Often the cider is mixed with bourbon or rum. But this cocktail, the Apple Business, is made with gin.

"I chose Ann Arbor Distilling's Water Hill gin for this drink because of of the spicy garam masala note," Coxen said.

The distiller's website indicates the botanicals used to flavor the gin include Croatian juniper, cardamom, and garam masala.

"Each is distilled independently before being carefully blended for each batch," the company's website explains.

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2 oz gin

1 oz apple cider

1/2 oz lime juice

1/2 oz honey syrup (3:1)

Garnish: apple slice

Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake and strain into ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish.

After thinking about it, Coxen said maybe she loved October for the donuts at the cider mill. Either way, she can't go wrong.