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Apple Cider Moscow Mules

This sweet and spicy cocktail is just the thing to liven up all your holiday entertaining. Sweet cider mixes with peppery ginger beer for a match made in cocktail heaven. Set out the ingredients for these Moscow Mules at your next party and let your guests play bartender.

Serves 2

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces apple cider
  • 8 ounces chilled vodka
  • 1 lime, halved
  • Splash of ginger beer, to taste
  • Cinnamon sticks, apple slices, and lime slices, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill two copper mugs with ice.
  2. Pour over 4 ounces of vodka into each glass. Squeeze over the juice of ½ a lime into each mug, then pour over the apple cider.
  3. Stir each glass until well combined, and then top up with a splash of ginger beer.
  4. Garnish each glass with a slice of apple and lime, and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails with Sipp Sparkling Organics

With Cinco de Mayo this weekend, its the perfect time to add some new tequila cocktails to your repertoire. Sipp Sparkling Organics makes it super simple; just add your favorite tequila and some fresh garnishes to one of their delicious flavors, serve it over ice, and you’re good to go!

I love Sipp because they’re USDA organic, lightly sweetened with agave, and come in really creative and thoughtful flavor combinations perfect for pairing with food. When I was pregnant, I loved drinking these as a virgin cocktail option- it still felt like I had something special and fun to sip on. Below are two of my favorite libations for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations. For best results, pair these cocktails with copious amounts of chips, guac, salsa, and queso.

Zesty Orange Lime Jalapeno 

In a short glass, pour 1 shot of your favorite tequila over ice. Squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a lime, and pour over enough Sipp to fill your glass to the brim. Stir gently, garnish with a twist of orange zest, and enjoy!

Ginger Blossom Vanilla Lime

In a short glass, pour 1 shot of your favorite tequila over ice. Grate in 1/8th teaspoon fresh ginger (more or less depending on how spicy you like it), and pour over enough Sipp to fill your glass to the brim. Stir gently, garnish with a twist of lime zest, and enjoy!