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