16 Angry Orchard Cocktails to Enjoy This Fall 

Published June 1, 2022
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When you pop open a bottle of Angry Orchard, you may think you're ready to go since you already have a drink in hand. But take a moment to pause. You're well on the path from simple hard cider to hard cider cocktail with a few extra ingredients. Whether you make Angry Orchard the star of your drink or a way to support other flavors, you'll find a whole new world inside of the bottle.

Stony Apple

What do you get when you cross a stonefruit with an apple? This perfectly sweet cocktail.

stony apple cocktail

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add Angry Orchard cider, peach vodka, vanilla liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with mint sprig.

Cherries Among Apples

Mix fruit flavors together in this refreshing highball that won't bite back.

Cherries Among Apples cocktail

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces Angry Orchard Rosé
  • 1 ounce cherry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add Angry Orchard Rosé, cherry liqueur, lime juice, and grenadine.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with cherry.

Rosé Cooler

Whether you enjoy this in the shade to cool off or you're dreaming of warmer days, this rosé cooler always hits the spot.

Rose Cooler cocktail

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces Angry Orchard Rosé
  • ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce tart cherry juice
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig and lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, Angry Orchard Rosé, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, lemon juice, and cherry juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with mint sprig and lemon wheel.

Spicy Orchard

Cut the fruity flavors of your Angry Orchard cider with muddled jalapeños.

Spicy Orchard Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2-4 fresh jalapeños
  • 4 ounces Angry Orchard Strawberry
  • 1 ounce strawberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce tequila
  • Crushed ice
  • Strawberry slices and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle jalapeño coins with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, strawberry liqueur, lime juice, and tequila.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over crushed ice.
  5. Add Angry Orchard Strawberry.
  6. Garnish with strawberry slices and mint sprig.

New England Apple Sour

A New York Sour is a visually distinctive cocktail, and the gold and burgundy layers are a beacon for those that enjoy whiskey. This recipe adds crisp apple to the mix.

New England Apple Sour Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce Angry Orchard Cider
  • Ice
  • ½ ounce malbec

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Add Angry Orchard Cider.
  5. Stir to mix.
  6. Slowly add Malbec by pouring down back of spoon to create layer.

Honey Spritzer

Honey and apple are a match made in heaven. So let the pair mix together in a golden cocktail.

Honey Spritzer cocktail

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Angry Orchard Cider
  • 1½ ounces honey liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce honey
  • Ice
  • Rosemary sprig and lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, honey liqueur, lemon juice, and honey.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass.
  4. Add Angry Orchard Cider.
  5. Garnish with rosemary sprig and lemon slice.

Angry Orchard Old-Fashioned

Don't waste another night wondering how you can live your best hard cider and classic cocktail life.

angry orchard old fashioned

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce Angry Orchard Cider
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 3-4 dashes orange bitters
  • 2-3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Apple slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add bourbon, Angry Orchard, simple syrup, and bitters.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with apple slice.

Watermelon Sangria

Sangria isn't just for those bottles of wine anymore. They're for crisp flavors that come from any bottle.

watermelon sangria

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Angry Orchard Rosé
  • 1 ounce watermelon vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Watermelon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Angry Orchard Rosé, watermelon vodka, lemon juice, and orange liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with watermelon wedge.

Ginger Snap

Give your Angry Orchard cider a snappier bite with some ginger notes.

ginger snap cocktail

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Angry Orchard cider
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • ¾ ounce ginger liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add Angry Orchard cider, spiced rum, ginger liqueur, and lime juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.

Tropical Angry Orchard

Play with Angry Orchard's tropical pineapple hard cider in this easy-to-drink lush cocktail.

Tropical Angry Orchard

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Angry Orchard Hard Fruit Cider
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1½ ounces rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pineapple juice, rum, and lime juice.
  2. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  3. Add Angry Orchard Hard Fruit Cider.
  4. Stir to mix.
  5. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

Orchard Spiced Apple

The flavors in spiced rum, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg, all pair gloriously well with apple. So quit reading about it and try it for yourself.

orchard spiced apple cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Angry Orchard Cider
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add Angry Orchard Cider, spiced rum, lemon juice, and cinnamon liqueur.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with lemon slice.

Angry Orchard Mule

Give your zippy Moscow mule an apple-flavored upgrade without compromising on any delicious flavors.

angry orchard mule

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Angry Orchard Cider
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or copper mug, add ice, Angry Orchard Cider, vodka, and lime juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with ginger beer.
  4. Garish with mint sprig.

Angry Bramble

Drop the gin in lieu of some hard cider flavors for a new way to explore the bramble patch.

angry bramble cocktail

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces Angry Orchard Cider
  • 1 ounce blackberry liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Apple slice for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, Angry Orchard Cider, blackberry liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with apple slice, if desired.

Fiery Angry Orchard

Craft a cocktail that has a wicked bite by ramping up the cinnamon flavors. Mix it with Fireball and you have an angry balls cocktail.

fiery angry orchard

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces Angry Orchard Cider
  • 1½ ounce cinnamon whiskey
  • Ice
  • Apple slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail glass, add ice, Angry Orchard Cider, and cinnamon whiskey.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with apple slice.

Angry Orchard Bonfire

Capture a night spent around the fire with a smokey mezcal mixed with hard cider.

angry orchard bonfire cocktail

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Angry Orchard Cider
  • 1½ ounces mezcal
  • ½ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • Ice
  • Toasted marshmallow for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, Angry Orchard Cider, mezcal, and vanilla liqueur.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with toasted marshmallow.

The Teacher's Bell

Wrap up the school year as a parent, a teacher, or someone who is happy not to be stuck in school traffic with a hard cider cocktail that tastes like summer.

the teachers bell cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Angry Orchard Pear
  • 1½ ounces Angry Orchard Original Cider
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce allspice dram
  • Ice
  • Apple slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, Angry Orchard Pear, Angry Orchard Original Cider, orange liqueur, and allspice dram.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with apple slice.

Hard Cider Cocktails to Delight

After you open your bottle of Angry Orchard, take a moment to sip, pause, and wonder just how else you can mix this hard cider up. Whether you add a splash of bourbon and lemon juice into the bottle or stir it into a cocktail, make yourself at home in the Angry Orchard cocktail world. Now if apple is one of your favorite cocktail flavorings, treat yourself to some Crown apple drinks made from the famous Canadian Crown Royal whisky.

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