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A must-try twist on the classic Cosmopolitan recipe - perfect for the holiday season. This recipe uses hard apple cider (Tapped Apple's "Boggle My Mind" Cranberry Hard Cider) instead of the traditional cranberry juice. It is designed to serve one. but can be multiplied to make a batch cocktail that is perfect to enjoy with friends at any gathering.

Hard Cider Cosmopolitan Drink Recipe


  • 1 oz. local vodka

  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup*

  • 0.25-0.5 oz. lime juice

  • 1.5 oz. Tapped Apple’s “Boggle My Mind” Cranberry Hard cider


  1. Add vodka, simple syrup and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake for 20-30 seconds.

  2. Strain into a coupe or martini glass and top with Cranberry Hard Cider. Garnish with a lime wheel, wedge or peel.

*To make the simple syrup, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan over high heat. Once the sugar begins to dissolve, turn off the heat and stir to dissolve it completely.

Updated: Aug 1, 2023


  • 3 ounces of Irish whiskey

  • 2 ounces of apple brandy (such as Calvados or Applejack)

  • 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice (from one lemon)

  • 12 ounces of chilled "First Bite" or "Tap 37" hard cider


1. Fill two tall glasses with ice

2. Divide the whiskey, brandy, and lemon juice between the 2 tall glasses

3. Stir

4. Top off the glass with the "First Bite" or "Tap37".

5. Garnish with the apple slices

6. Enjoy!

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

Blueberry Cider Cocktail


  • .5 Cup blueberries

  • .5 oz lemon juice

  • 1.5 oz vodka

  • 1 can Tapped Apple Blueberry Vanilla Cider or First Bite

  • lemon twist


Step One

Muddle blueberries, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker tin.

Step Two

Add vodka and ice, and shake.

Step Three

Strain over fresh ice into a highball glass.

Step Four

Top with Blueberry Vanilla Hard Cider and garnish with a lemon twist.

Strawberry Hard Cider Cooler


  • 2 medium strawberries, quartered

  • 2 basil leaves, torn

  • 2 wedges of lime

  • ½ oz simple syrup

  • 4 oz Tapped Apple Strawberry Daze or First Bite Hard Cider

  • 1 oz vodka


Step One

Muddle strawberries, basil, lime and simple syrup in shaker.

Step Two

Add vodka and ice, and shake.

Step Three

Strain over fresh ice into a highball glass.

Step Four

Top with Strawberry Daze Hard Cider.

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