Cider Drink Recipe: Apple Cider Au Pear

A Cool Cider Cocktail for Chilly Fall Days

Apple Cider Cocktail
This crisp fall drink features the tastes of apple cider and pear brandy. © 2008 Michael Snyder

Learn how to make this festive apple cider drink that’s perfect for autumn celebrations in New England… and beyond. This fall cocktail was created by professional mixologist Michael Snyder.


3/4 oz. brandy
1/2 oz. pear brandy
4 to 5 oz. apple cider
ground cinnamon
ground nutmeg
1 apple


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the brandy, pear brandy and New England apple cider. Add two dashes of ground cinnamon. Add one dash of ground nutmeg.
  • Shake.
  • Pour with ice into a rocks glass (as shown in photo), or strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a fresh-cut apple slice.

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