Apple Cider Margaritas

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Summer may be out of arm’s reach, but that doesn’t mean we need to retire this traditional summer-time cocktail. We swapped out the salt for sugar, lime juice for apple cider, and skipped the simple sugar all together. What we ended up with is a deliciously simple cocktail that will warm our hearts even as the cold weather rolls in.

Photo by Jordan Shakeshaft

Apple Cider Margaritas

Serves two. Adapted from How Sweet Eats

What You’ll Need:

2 ounce gold tequila
2 ounce triple sec
10-12 ounces apple cider (we used Trader Joe's Spiced Cider)
Cinnamon + sugar for glass rimming
Apple slices for garnish

What To Do

  1. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on a plate, run an apple segment around the edge of the glass and press the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat the rim.
  2. Add ice, tequila, and triple sec.
  3. Fill the rest of the glass with apple cider and stir (or shake, if you're feeling fancy).
  4. Garnish with apple slices (feel free to sprinkle extra cinnamon or add a cinnamon stick, too!)
  5. Drink Responsibly!
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