Smokey Cider Margarita

Here is a great drink that will help you segue into fall while still hanging on to a bit of summer. Our Smoky Cider Margarita takes summer’s favorite cocktail and infuses fresh fall cider into the glass.  We use Mezcal instead of Tequila as a base to lend that unmistakable smoky character that only Mezcal can provide. It is a refreshing new fall take on a classic summer favorite. Cheers!

Smokey Cider Margarita

In a Shaker Glass Filled with Ice Add:

  • 2 Ounces Well-Bred Mezcal (we like Del Maguey Mezcal Vida)
  • 2 Ounces Fresh Apple Cider
  • 1 Ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • ½ Ounce Agave Nectar (to taste)

 Shake Till Painfully Cold.  Pour Everything into a 12 oz Margarita Glass.  Rimmed with Sweet & Smoky Salt.  Garnish with an Apple Slice.

Sweet & Smoky Salt Rim

  • 1 Ounce Smoked Salt (found at better grocers and gourmet shops)
  • 1 Ounce Light Brown Sugar

Stir to Combine.  Rub the rim of the glass with fresh lime to get the Sweet and Smoky rim to stick.