Looking for a no stress cocktail this holiday season? I have the perfect sip for you – my autumn inspired Tequila Cider Smash.
I am all about the no stress holiday and if there is a cocktail that takes minutes to make but delivers a punch of flavor, this is it. As I hinted to y’all earlier, I have a number of tequila dishes that I will be serving this Thanksgiving, and, of course, the signature cocktail has to have a tequila twist.
Throughout the fall I love having apple cider on hand. If time allows, I might make my own homemade apple cider, but if not, a good quality store bought cider is fine. (Sorry – had a bit of a Barefoot Contessa moment there). With Thanksgiving, I always buy a couple packages of sage for various recipes but there always seems to be some left over. Why not smash them into a delicious autumn inspired drink right? If you want to go without tequila for a bit of a cider smash, then by all means, please do. Channel your inner mixologist and have at it. This Tequila Cider Smash is the perfect signature cocktail for the holiday!
I wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope that you enjoy your holiday with family and friends. Thank you so much for visiting Cooking In Stilettos. You all have been such a blessing over the years and I am so so grateful. Happy Thanksgiving!
On to the recipe:
Gather your ingredients
Adding a touch of tequila
Time to Muddle
Now this is a perfect cocktail for the holidays!
Aly M. Cleary
One sip of this Tequila Cider Smash and your guests will be praising your mixology skills. Apple Cider, silver tequila and a bit of sage meld into the perfect autumn inspired sip!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 4 ounces of silver aka plata tequila (I used Hornitos)
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
- 6 ounces of apple cider
- 1 1/2 ounces to 2 ounces of agave nectar (depending on how sweet you want it)
- 6 fresh sage leaves, plus more for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, add the tequila, lime juice, apple cider, agave nectar and sage leaves.
- Muddle/Smash so that the sage leaves release their oils.
- Add a bit of ice and shake well.
- Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with a sage leaf.
Disclaimer: I created this cocktail in conjunction with my must make Tequila Glazed Butternut Squash. I was not compensated for this post but Hornitos is a brand that I fully adore and am happy to share this cocktail with you. Happy Holidays!
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