Cold winter months call for warm flavored drinks sipped while under a blanket. We though what a better way to infuse fall and winter flavors with our beloved spirit, gin. So we set out to combine the ingredients and created a not so warm apple cider gin and tonic. The three ingredient cocktail requires minimal effort that provides ample taste-filled results of sweetness and tartness combined.
Did you know there are over 10,000 varieties of apples? We did not either, but we do know that not all apples are created equal, and not all apples can be used to make apple cider. We do like to note that this cocktail recipe calls for regular apple cider. Although alcoholic, or hard, apple cider is made through a natural fermentation process and is not spiked with additional alcohol, gin is the only spirit star in the drink.
For this gin drink all you need is your favorite gin brand, we’re not picky, the one you love most will do. If you are looking for new suggestions, check out our gin guide for gin brands from around the world. Cloudy apple juice. The clear kind will do as well, but the flavor will be altered. Truthfully, fresh squeezed apple juice turns out the best and brings out the natural sweetness that balances the drink. In addition, tonic water, for this is a gin and tonic series after all.
Apple Cider Gin and Tonic
- 2 ounces gin
- 3 ounces cloudy apple juice
- 3 ounces tonic water
Into a glass add in the ice, gin, apple juice, and tonic water. Garnish, sip, and enjoy.
Dried juniper berries
Looking for more gin and tonic drinks? Have a look at the Rosemary Gin and Tonic, Fig Jam Gin and Tonic, Pear Gin and Tonic, and Autumn Gin and Tonic. If you’re looking for even more cocktail inspiration, be sure to check out our cocktail section on the website for even more delicious drink ideas. Happy sipping!