Impress your guests with these unique and easy-to-prepare cocktails, all of which feature one of the season’s signature ingredients.

'Tis the season for apple cider. Gallons of the stuff are popping up at farmers markets, grocery stores and seasonal celebrations. And with a few simple ingredients, you can transform this classic fall drink into a festive treat. From a smoke and spice cider with jalapeno to a warm spiked cider tea, check out the 10 distinctive cocktail recipes below. Cheers!

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You can buy premade bottles of simple syrup at the supermarket. But as the name suggests, it’s actually pretty simple to make. Just whisk together equal parts sugar and hot water until the sugar is dissolved. Chill. Store for up to 1 week in the fridge.

recipes developed by Charlyne Mattox, graphic by onethread design