Cider, Spice, and Everything Nice Tea Cocktail

Cider, Spice, and Everything Nice Tea Cocktail
Staff Writer
Courtesy of Boston Harbor Hotel

The Cider, Spice, and Everything Nice cocktail (pictured on right).

This chilled, Orleans aperitif is a dry cider-apple wine infused with basil and anise hyssop, from Vermont. Together with cinnamon spice tea, bourbon, housemade apple cinnamon simple syrup, and whiskey barrel-aged bitters, this cocktail (pictured on right) truly embraces the flavors of the season. Click here for more "tea-tails" for winter.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 4-5 Ounces cold cinnamon spice tea (oversteeped at 10 minutes)
  • 1 1/2 Ounce Orleans aperitif
  • 1 1/2 Ounce Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • 1/4 Ounce lemon juice
  • 1/4 Ounce apple cinnamon simple syrup
  • 5 dashes Fee Bros. Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters


Fill a shaker with all ingredients. Fill shaker with ice and shake. Slice an apple and place slices firmly against the inside of a highball glass, leaving some space between each slice through which to view the contents of the cocktail (pattern look like the spots of a giraffe). Carefully fill highball 7/8 full of fresh ice and strain the cocktail into the glass slowly.

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.