Porch Swing by Myles Burroughs, The Old Sage for Washington Cider Week

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Homestead Revival by Mike McNett, Local 360 for Washington Cider Week

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Clash of the Tietons by Stephen Libbey, Terra Plata for Washington Cider Week

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Created by Chris Lehault

 

Cider makes for an excellent cocktail ingredient. It lightens drinks while adding both depth and character. Perfect for highballs, coolers, and even fluted drinks, the cider's diversity as a cocktail mixer makes it one of the most overlooked ingredients behind the bar today. For these recipes I want to stay close to the cocktail tradition but also create drinks that reflected Washington's revival of small-batch distilling. Each recipe is a variation on a classic.

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AJ Rathbun was on his way out of the country when I captured him in 2010 and asked him to think about cider cocktails. That’s how new the concept was three years ago – could you make a cocktail using cider? Now it is a given – every mixologist has several up their sleeve. I still enjoy these cocktails and think of them as the harbinger of our cocktail recipes. SC

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