Smoke and Spice Cider

For a smokier apple cider cocktail, try this cozy drink, which uses jalapeño and mezcal to bring deeper, richer flavor to the cider.

Smoke and Spice Cider cocktail recipe
Photo: Emma Darvick
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cocktail


  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves

  • 3 jalapeño slices

  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

  • 2 ounces mezcal

  • 4 ounces apple cider

  • optional garnish: 1 sprig mint


  1. Muddle the mint leaves and jalapeño slices in a cocktail shaker. Add simple syrup, lime juice, mezcal, apple cider, and ice. Shake vigorously and pour into the glass. Serve with the mint sprig.

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