Toast the season with this autumn-inspired Tequila Cider Smash cocktail. Silver tequila, apple cider and fresh sage are muddled into the perfect sip for the holidays!
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. This post may contain affiliate links to products I trust and adore in my kitchen. Thank you for supporting Cooking In Stilettos
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!
Tequila Cider Smash Cocktail
One sip of this Tequila Cider Smash Cocktail 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!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2
- Category: Drink
- Cuisine: American
- 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.
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