Vanilla Mint Frozen Cider Cocktail
As Atlanta’s first cidery, Urban Tree has been getting a lot of attention since it opened in 2016. They received gold from both the North American Brewers Association and the U.S. Cider Open, as well as a nod from Garden & Gun’s 2017 Made in the South Awards. Their original bottling is inspired by classic European ciders but uses apples from Cathey Family Orchard in North Georgia to give it a dry, crisp, subtly sweet flavor. For a refreshing summertime sipper, Urban Tree’s head alchemist Jessica Smith pours the Original Cider into a glass and then tops it with an icy blend of fresh peach slices, rum, lime juice and a homemade rich vanilla mint syrup. It’s the perfect libation to serve at a backyard barbecue or simply pour yourself at the end of a long hot day.
- 1 peach
- 3 oz vanilla mint syrup
- 2 oz rum
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1.5 cups ice
- 1.5 oz Urban Tree Original Cider
Pour cider into a highball glass and set aside.
Place remaining ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend until smooth and pour into the highball glass with cider.
Contributed by Jessica Smith