Cider Cocktails Make For Easy Summer Drinking

United States Association of Cider Makers, Portland, Oregon

“You HAVE to taste this cocktail,” I said to my colleague at a recent beverage conference in Los Angeles. It was a drink created by Darlene Hayes, author of Cider Cocktails: Another Bite of the Apple (Spotted Cat Press, 2015). It featured smoky mezcal, sweet hibiscus purée, and agave syrup, complex quinquina (aromatized aperitif wine), and sour prickly pear cider. Hayes called it the, Going a Bit Red in...